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US House passes budget bill threatening life, religious freedom, parental rights

ADF Senior Counsel Zack Pruitt:  “Today, congressional Democrats once again made clear how aligned they are with the radical Left’s agenda by voting in favor of a bill that mandates taxpayer funding of abortion and may force faith-based childcare providers out of the system. For the second time this year, the House has passed budget language that fails to include the Hyde Amendment and other similar provisions that protect against taxpayer funding of abortion....” 

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WA floral artist Barronelle Stutzman reaches settlement preserving her conscience, 303 Creative v. Elenis awaits Supreme Court review

KENNEWICK, Wash. – A settlement agreement secured by Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys with the ACLU ends a lawsuit brought against floral artist Barronelle Stutzman nearly a decade ago without forcing her to act against her religious beliefs or to pay potentially ruinous attorneys’ fees—a threat she has endured for years. Stutzman has chosen to retire so her beloved employees can run her business, Arlene’s Flowers. She will withdraw a pending petition for rehearing at the U.S. Supreme Court and make a payment of only $5,000 to the two men who sued her. 

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ADF attorneys ask full 6th Circuit to hear consolidated vaccine mandate cases

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Attorneys with Alliance Defending Freedom and the Dhillon Law Group, who represent The Daily Wire in its lawsuit challenging the Biden administration’s private employer vaccine mandate, filed a petition with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit Wednesday that asks the full court to hear the case and all of the other vaccine mandate cases instead of waiting for a three-judge panel to rule first. ADF attorneys also filed a similar petition asking for the same on behalf of two theological seminaries that also filed suit in the 6th Circuit. 

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Shannon Royce: Religious employers shouldn’t have to violate their convictions on gender ideology (RealClear Religion, 2021-11-24)

Tanner Cross: I’m just a P.E. teacher who cares deeply about my students, but when my legitimate views were silenced, I had to fight back for all of us (Daily Mail, 2021-11-19)

Kristen Waggoner: Passing the baton in the battle for religious freedom (WORLD Opinions, 2021-11-19)


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