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CO civil rights decisions depend on which side of the cake you're on

A Colorado baker was within her right to refuse to decorate cakes with anti-gay messages and images, the state's Civil Rights Division ruled. There's been much talk recently of state laws granting businesses the right to refuse to serve customers bas ...

Media Poll Shows Support for Religious Liberty

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Most Americans support allowing businesses to refuse wedding-related services to same-sex couples on religious grounds, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll conducted earlier this year. But another recent poll suggests America ...

Arkansas governor asks for changes to religious freedom bill

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.(UPI) -- Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said he won't sign a controversial religious freedom bill as it sits on his desk right now, instead asking state legislators to rework it until it more closely resembles the federal version passe ...

San Francisco bans travel to Indiana because of new religious freedom law

SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) -- San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee on Thursday banned all publicly funded city employee travel to Indiana after the governor there signed a law allowing businesses to turn away gay and lesbian customers. The legislation, signed i ...

Gen Con threatens to pull popular convention from Indiana over religious freedom bill

INDIANAPOLIS, (UPI) -- Gen Con, considered the largest gaming convention in the nation, is threatening to move the event out of Indiana, if the governor signs a controversial "religious freedom" bill that would allow businesses to deny services to sa ...

Oregon Continues to Pursue Bakers Who Refused Cake for Lesbian Wedding

The long-running legal battle sparked by a Gresham bakery's refusal to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple will proceed toward a March hearing after a failed effort to have the case thrown out. An administrative law judge has rejected an attempt ...

Atheists sue over Pledge of Allegiance in schools

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) -- Attorneys offered contrasting interpretations of the Pledge of Allegiance during oral arguments Wednesday in a New Jersey family's lawsuit claiming a school district is discriminating against their child's atheist beliefs. The ...

Civil rights suit filed after Colorado high school limits student prayer

A dispute over what constitutes "free time" at Pine Creek High School and whether students can pray during that time has led to a federal civil rights lawsuit. A nonprofit legal organization, Alliance Defending Freedom, filed the suit in U.S. Distric ...

MO circuit clerk claims she was fired for voting Republican

JEFFERSON COUNTY -- A former employee of the circuit clerk's office alleges in a federal lawsuit that she was fired for voting for a Republican candidate. The federal suit was filed by Jamie Mahn in federal court on Friday, less than two weeks before ...

Open carry/firearm walk scheduled Saturday in downtown St. Louis

ST. LOUIS -- A St. Louis Open Carry/Firearm Education Walk is scheduled to take place in downtown St. Louis on Saturday afternoon. Participants are asked to openly carry slung long guns and holstered pistols in an effort to "raise awareness of the ri ...


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