ACLU Tweets for International Men’s Day: Transgenders ‘Who Get Pregnant and Give Birth Are Men’

ACLU Tweets for International Men’s Day: Transgenders ‘Who Get Pregnant and Give Birth Are Men’

NEW YORK — The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) recently posted a tweet supportive of women who identify as men in recognition of International Men’s Day. “There’s no one way to be a man,” it wrote. “Men who get their periods are men. Men who get pregnant and give birth are men. Trans and non-binary men belong. […]

Colorado Woman Who Tossed Newborn Over Fence Onto Neighbor’s Deck Sentenced to Life in Prison

Colorado Woman Who Tossed Newborn Over Fence Onto Neighbor’s Deck Sentenced to Life in Prison

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. — A Colorado woman who tossed her newborn daughter over the fence — who then landed on the neighbor’s back porch and was later discovered by the neighbor’s dog — has been sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of first-degree murder. “This tiny baby was smothered by her mother, […]

Judge Rules in Favor of Atheist Who Sued Kentucky DMV for Rejecting Specialty ‘I’m God’ License Plate

Judge Rules in Favor of Atheist Who Sued Kentucky DMV for Rejecting Specialty ‘I’m God’ License Plate

FRANKFORT, Ky. — A federal judge nominated to the bench by then-President George W. Bush has ruled in favor of a professing atheist who sued the Kentucky Department of Motor Vehicles for rejecting his application for a specialty license plate that reads “I’m God.” “[T]he law as applied to Mr. Hart is neither reasonable nor viewpoint […]

Appeals Court Allows Christian School’s Free Speech Lawsuit Over Loudspeaker Prayer to Continue

Appeals Court Allows Christian School’s Free Speech Lawsuit Over Loudspeaker Prayer to Continue

ATLANTA, Ga. — The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Georgia has allowed a free speech lawsuit filed by a Christian school in Florida to continue after a lower court judge initially dismissed the legal challenge, which centers on the Florida High School Athletic Association’s (FHSAA) prohibition against loudspeaker prayer at football games. “The lower […]

Calif. Mother Charged With First-Degree Murder After Baby Stillborn From Meth Use

Calif. Mother Charged With First-Degree Murder After Baby Stillborn From Meth Use

HANFORD, Calif. — A California mother has been charged with first-degree murder after her baby boy was born stillborn and medical examiners found high levels of methamphetamine in the child’s system. Chelsea Becker, 25, had already lost custody of three other children who were born with a meth addiction, two of whom live with Becker’s […]

Judge Strikes Down HHS Rule Protecting Healthcare Professionals Who Decline to Perform Abortions

Judge Strikes Down HHS Rule Protecting Healthcare Professionals Who Decline to Perform Abortions

MANHATTAN — A federal judge nominated to the bench by then-President Barack Obama has struck down a rule recently issued by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that sought to protect the conscience rights of medical professionals and others who have objections to abortion or physician-assisted suicide. Judge Paul Engelmayer of the Southern District […]

Appeals Court to Hear Legal Challenge of Christian Adoption Agency Forced to Change Placement Policy or Close

Appeals Court to Hear Legal Challenge of Christian Adoption Agency Forced to Change Placement Policy or Close

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The Second Circuit Court of Appeals will soon hear the case of a New York foster and adoption agency that is facing an ultimatum from the State to either allow placement in homes where there is not both a mother and a father or discontinue its child placement services altogether. The court […]

Former NC Deputy Says He Was Fired After Refusing to Be Alone With Woman for Religious Reasons

Former NC Deputy Says He Was Fired After Refusing to Be Alone With Woman for Religious Reasons

SANFORD, N.C. (WTVD) — A Sanford man is suing his former employer, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, the Town of Siler City, and the Town of Apex for religious discrimination. Manuel Torres said he is deeply religious and his beliefs prohibit him from being alone with a woman who is not his wife. Evangelicals sometimes […]

Nearly 800 Accuse Boy Scouts of Failing to Protect Them From Sex Abuse as New Lawsuit is Filed

Nearly 800 Accuse Boy Scouts of Failing to Protect Them From Sex Abuse as New Lawsuit is Filed

 PHILADELPHIA (USA Today) — A lawsuit filed on Monday against the Boy Scouts of America says hundreds of former Scouts have come forward in recent months with accounts of sexual abuse, allegations from across eight decades that reach nearly every state. Lawyers began collecting the accounts this spring as they prepared a suit, which […]

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