Religion Clause: Department of Education Reaffirms BYU’s Exemption From LGBTQ Anti-Discrimination Requirements

The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, issued a determination letter (full text) on Feb. 8, 2022, dismissing

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Religion Clause: Suit By Jewish And Catholic Plaintiffs Challenge “Key To NYC” Vaccination Requirement

A suit raising 1st and 14th Amendment claims was filed this week in a New York federal district court by

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Religion Clause: Court Will Hear Arguments Today In “Christian Flag” Case

The U.S. Supreme Court this morning will hear oral arguments in Shurtleff v. City of Boston. In the case, the

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Religion Clause: Ecclesiastical Abstention Doctrine Bars Adjudication Of Some Claims In Dispute Between Church Factions

In In re Thomas, (TX App., Jan.14, 2022), Jan. 14, 2022), a Texas state appellate court ruled on the extent

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Religion Clause: Air Force Office Sues After Accommodation For Religious Objection To COVID Vaccine Is Denied

Suit was filed last week in a Georgia federal district court by a female Air Force officer who has served

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Religion Clause: Christian Wedding Photographer Loses Suit Against NY Public Accommodation Law

In Emilee Carpenter, LLC v. James, (WD NY, Dec. 13, 2021), a New York federal district court refused to enjoin the

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Religion Clause: Denial Of Religious Exemptions To Vaccine Mandate Violated Free Exercise Rights

In Grantonz v. Earley, (ND OH, Dec. 10, 2021), an Ohio federal district court issued a temporary restraining order preventing the

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Religion Clause: People’s Tribunal In Britain Finds China Guilty Of Genocide Against Uyghurs

The Uyghur Tribunal, an independent People’s Tribunal set up last year in Britain to investigate China’s actions against Uyghur, Kazakh and

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Religion Clause: Loss On COVID Houses Of Worship Restrictions Proves Costly To New York

After extensive litigation, in February a New York federal district court (without opposition from the state) issued an injunction against New

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Religion Clause: State Department Designates “Countries of Particular Concern” For Violating Religious Freedom Rights

Objective coverage of church-state and religious liberty developments, with extensive links to primary sources. Religion Clause: State Department Designates “Countries

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