Tag Archives: Supreme Court

More Alabama counties OK gay ‘marriage’; Weatherly Heights Baptist to meet with associational leaders over gay ‘marriage’ stance

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (BP, TAB) — Following a week of tumult in Alabama concerning gay “marriage,” most of the state’s counties are now issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. But the chief justice of Alabama’s Supreme Court continues to argue that … Continue reading

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Supreme Court votes in favor of Hobby Lobby

WASHINGTON (BP, TAB) — An “exhilarating victory for religious freedom” took place June 30 when the United States Supreme Court struck down a key mandate of the Affordable Care Act, ruling for the first time “closely held” companies may exercise their … Continue reading

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Pro-Hobby Lobby side remains hopeful

WASHINGTON (BP) — The U.S. Supreme Court contemplated the right of business owners to exercise their religious beliefs in the face of a government decree upon their companies during oral arguments in a case that is expected to have a … Continue reading

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Supreme Court rejects asylum bid for German home-schooling family

WASHINGTON (RNS) — The Supreme Court on March 3 declined to hear an appeal from a family seeking asylum in the United States because home schooling is not allowed in their native Germany. The case involves Uwe and Hannelore Romeike, Christians who … Continue reading

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Supreme Court takes up contraceptive mandate, will rule on religious rights of corporations

WASHINGTON (RNS) — The Supreme Court announced Nov. 26 that it will decide whether for-profit businesses can be treated like religious entities in a politically and constitutionally freighted test of the Obama administration’s mandate that employers include free contraception coverage … Continue reading

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Twitter carries Baptist leaders’ dismay with gay ‘marriage’ ruling

NASHVILLE (BP) — Social media, particularly Twitter, was a preferred format for Southern Baptist leaders and others to express their reactions in the hours that followed the landmark Supreme Court decisions on gay “marriage” June 26. Columns written and tweeted by … Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS — U.S. Supreme Court strikes down integral part of DOMA

WASHINGTON (TAB) — Gay “marriage” wins a victory in court today, but the 38 states that have not legalized it are still protected at this point. The United States Supreme Court did not totally overturn the federal Defense of Marriage Act … Continue reading

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‘Prostitution pledge’ ruling splits conservatives

WASHINGTON (BP) — Despite ruling in favor of groups that refuse to oppose prostitution and sex trafficking, a decision June 20 by the U.S. Supreme Court is considered good news for some faith-based organizations. The 6–2 decision struck down a policy … Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS — Alabama Supreme Court issues VictoryLand opinion

MONTGOMERY (Press release) — The Supreme Court of Alabama today issued a 46-page opinion explaining why Judge Tom Young of the Macon County Circuit Court was wrong to deny the State’s application for a search warrant to search and seize … Continue reading

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Supreme Court sets dates for marriage cases

WASHINGTON (BP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has announced the dates it will hear two huge cases concerning lawsuits that could reaffirm the historical definition of marriage or lead to the legalization of gay “marriage” — March 26 and 27. … Continue reading

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