Judge Upholds Ban on Same-sex Marriage in Louisiana

Judge Upholds Ban on Same-sex Marriage in Louisiana

In the wake of the United States v. Windsor case where the Supreme Court struck down part of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) last year, there have been “21 consecutive federal court decisions finding that same-sex marriage bans were unconstitutional.”  Breaking with this trend, U.S. District Court Judge Martin Feldman upheld Louisiana’s ban on s

Religious Liberty Threatened by Obama’s LGBT Executive Order

Religious Liberty Threatened by Obama’s LGBT Executive Order

Despite the “Employee Non-Discriminative Act” being before Congress, President Obama signed an executive order this Monday prohibiting organizations with federal contracts from  discriminating against persons of the LGBT community.  Whereas the bill before Congress includes an exemption for religious organizations, Obama’s LGBT executive order does

Supreme Court Ruling Favors Hobby Lobby

Supreme Court Ruling Favors Hobby Lobby

The Seventh-day Adventist Church leaders are "encouraged" by the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in the case of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby. The court ruled that on religious grounds, family-owned companies can opt out of the federal mandate to provide contraceptive coverage to their employees. For now, this is seen as a victory in the ongoing battle over