Next term: Court to take up religious schools, rejects wedding florist – Detroit Catholic: Read Catholic News & Stories

The day after issuing its final opinions for the current term, the Supreme Court announced it was taking up one religious rights case and rejecting another for its next term. Both cases sound somewhat familiar based on previous court rulings. One of the 10 new cases the court announced July 2 that it will hear concerns parents in Maine who want to use a state tuition program to send their children to religious schools. The case the justices are not taking — a case that already had court watchers’ attention — is a challenge to Washington state’s anti-discrimination law from a florist who refused to make an arrangement for a same-sex wedding. The Maine school case, Carson v. Makin, challenges a state education department rule that allows families who live in towns without public schools to receive public tuition funds to send their children to another public or private school, but it excludes religious schools. Two sets of parents who were prevented from using state funds to send their children to Christian schools in the state took their case to federal court arguing the program violated their constitutional rights.

Next term: Court to take up religious schools, rejects wedding florist – Detroit Catholic: Read Catholic News & Stories

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