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Apr 11 2021
On Friday night, the Supreme Court struck down California's limits on home-based worship meetings, saying it violated constitutional rights. The court's five conservative justices agreed to lift California restrictions that apply to in-home religious gatherings, while the court's three liberals and Chief Justice John Roberts would not have done so. Currently, most of the state limits indoorNPR (Online News) Washington Post Fox News (Online News)
Jun 16 2023
The Los Angeles Dodgers' plans for celebrating Pride Night have drawn praise from LGBTQ+ groups and condemnation from Catholic leaders.
The Details: The Dodgers invited the "Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence," an LGBTQ+ charity and activism group who dress flamboyantly as nuns, to be honored at the team's annual Pride Night on Friday, but rescinded the offer amid criticism from religiousFox News (Online News) NewsNation Associated Press
Jun 30 2020
In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court has ruled that Montana's exclusion of religious schools from a state scholarship program funded by tax credits violates the U.S. Constitution.
Chief Justice John Roberts, writing for the majority, found that the Constitution's protection of religious freedom "prevails."Washington Post Fox News (Online News) The Hill
Nov 17 2022
The Senate voted 62 to 37 on Wednesday to advance a bill codifying both same-sex marriage and interracial marriage into law. Twelve Republican Senators voted in favor of the Respect for Marriage Act, overcoming the threshold to filibuster legislation.
In Favor: In a statement from the White House on Wednesday, President Joe Biden urged Congress “to quickly send this bill to my deskWashington Post NewsNation The Daily Signal
Apr 16 2020
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President Donald Trump's administration and state governors are developing plans to ease social distancing guidelines once conditions are deemed safe enough.
The rough plan aims to lift some social distancing guidelines after May 1, with harder-hit areas waiting longer. The final decision will ultimatelyHenry A. Brechter
Jan 09 2015
Perspectives BlogAfter the shocking terrorist attack at the French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, an intense manhunt continued today. In addition, crowds gathered worldwide in support of the victims and we are seeing a range of reaction across the media spectrum. Different journalists and outlets chose to emphasize different viewpoints. Snippets from the Left Muslims Around The World Condemn Charlie Hebdo AllSides Staff
Feb 07 2023
Controversy surrounding an art history professor displaying a painting of the Islamic prophet Muhammad raises questions about academic freedom and cultural respect.
For Context: At Hamline University in Minnesota, a professor’s contract was not renewed after they showed a painting of Muhammad in an art history class, which led a Muslim student to complain. Hamline University PresidentMSNBC Newsweek The Atlantic
Jul 03 2022
The most recent Supreme Court term ended with a number of significant decisions that placed limits on the federal government’s regulatory powers.
Some recent consequential decisions include giving states the power to pass laws that criminalize abortions, overturning New York’s concealed-carry law for handguns, and weakening the separation between church and state. Many analysts notedAssociated Press Fact Check Axios Fox News (Online News)
Mar 29 2023
After Monday's school shooting in Nashville that left seven people dead, sources across the spectrum moved to defend different groups.
For Context: The LGBTQ+ and Christian communities are the subject of analysis following the shooting. Police identified the shooter, 28-year-old Audrey Hale, as transgender. The shooting happened at a Christian elementary school that Hale once attended.NBC News (Online) Newsweek Fox News (Online News)
Dec 05 2022
The Supreme Court heard arguments Monday in a Christian business owner's challenge to a Colorado anti-discrimination law.
The Debate: The Colorado law mandates that people enjoy the "full and equal" service of all public business regardless of "disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, national origin, or ancestry." TheLGBTQ Nation BBC News Washington Times