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Web designer asks US Supreme Court to reverse ‘Orwellian’ decision forcing her to express messages against her beliefs

DENVER – Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys representing a website designer have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a 2-1 decision by a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit which concluded that the state of Colorado can force her to design and publish websites promoting messages that violate her religious beliefs. The panel majority also said that Colorado can prohibit the designer, Lorie Smith of 303 Creative, from even explaining on her company’s website which websites she can create consistent with her religious beliefs. 

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House passes extreme legislation abolishing commonsense abortion regulations

ADF Senior Counsel Denise Burke:  “Today the House of Representatives voted in favor of a bill that endangers women and unborn babies under the guise of ‘health care.’ The so-called ‘Women’s Health Protection Act’ prohibits most—if not all—of the reasonable state regulations on abortion currently in place. This legislation is just the latest example of the extreme lengths to which congressional Democrats will go to cater to abortionists….” 

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Despite court rulings, VT indicates it may continue discriminating against students at religious high schools

BURLINGTON, Vt. – Despite a June ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit which halted Vermont school districts’ exclusion of religious students and schools from a state tuition program open to nearly everyone else, government officials have indicated they may resume their discrimination once a preliminary injunction currently in place expires. 

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Jonathan Scruggs: Monopolizing the marketplace of ideas (National Review, 2021-09-27)

Lorie Smith: 10th Circuit Court rules against religious liberty for artists like me (RealClear Religion, 2021-09-27)

Lois McLatchie: The nation doth protest too much? (1828, 2021-09-23)


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