Tag Archives: First Amendment

ACLU defends student’s right to read Bible in after-school program

BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — In what some may call a departure from the norm, ACLU (the American Civil Liberties Union) is speaking up for a public school student who was told he could not read his Bible during an after-school program. ACLU-Tennessee … Continue reading

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Polygamy ban in Utah declared unconstitutional by federal judge

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (BP) — A federal court has struck down a vital section of Utah’s anti-polygamy law, lending credence to arguments by defenders of marriage that the reshaping of the institution would not end with legalizing same-sex “unions.” Clark … Continue reading

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Attorney General Strange files brief in support of First Amendment rights for New Mexico photographers

ALBEQUERQUE, N.M. (AGO, TAB) — In support of the owners of Elane Photography in New Mexico, the office of Attorney General Luther Strange filed a legal brief in mid-December petitioning for the United States Supreme Court to take a case … Continue reading

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Court strikes down clergy tax break

WASHINGTON (ABP) — A federal judge said Nov. 23 that an IRS rule allowing clergy to avoid paying taxes on a part of their income designated as a housing allowance violates the constitutionally mandated separation of church and state. Senior United … Continue reading

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Christian photographers must compromise beliefs

SANTA FE, N.M. (BP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court ruled Aug. 22 that two Christian photographers who declined to photograph a same-sex union violated the state’s Human Rights Act. One justice said the photographers were “compelled by law to compromise … Continue reading

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