The Washington State Legislature on Saturday passed a bill mandating that insurance providers offering maternity care must also cover elective abortions in addition to contraceptive drugs and devices.
Students and community members at West Branch High School in Beloit, Ohio are pushing back against a left-wing think tank’s attempt to ban the school’s long-held tradition of holding a prayer before sporting events.
A federal judge ruled that North Carolina wrongfully forced a magistrate to resign over her religious beliefs.
Gayle Myrick left her position as a magistrate because of her religious objections to performing gay marriages. In the wake of the Obergefell decision that struck down such marriage bans, as well as the controversy over Kentucky County clerk Kim Davis, who was jailed for refusing to perform such services, Myrick approached her supervisor and asked to adjust her duties to void any conflict. Her immediate supervisor intended to shift Myrick’s schedule because marriage ceremonies constituted only a small portion of her duties. The state, however, overruled such a measure, leading Myrick to resign and forfeit her retirement benefits.
Sen. Roy Blunt (R., Mo.) on Tuesday sponsored a resolution establishing Jan. 16, 2018 as Religious Freedom Day.
The United States has added Pakistan to a special watch list for “severe violations of religious freedom,” the State Department said Thursday.
The Washington, D.C. transit system rejected a Christmas ad for being too Christian, according to a lawsuit filed on Tuesday.
The Chinese government is pressuring religious believers to remove images and messages related to their faith and replace those images with pictures of President Xi Jinping.
Catholic leaders and human rights activists are blasting Democrats for delaying the confirmation of Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback to a State Department post aimed at protecting the freedom of people around the world to practice the religion of their choice.
A report by Chinese human rights lawyer and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Gao Zhisheng has been smuggled out of China, and it reveals the magnitude and intensity of religious persecution that continues in the communist country.
Sen. Ben Sasse (R., Neb.) said the Alabama Senate race looks “crappy” during a podcast interview on Wednesday, describing Republican candidate Roy Moore as a product of “white backlash grievance” identity politics.