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Broad support for artistic freedom reflected in numerous briefs at Supreme Court

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court has received numerous friend-of-the-court briefs in support of the freedom of a Washington state floral artist—and, by extension, other creative professionals—to decline to create artistic expression and participate in events with which they disagree. The briefs filed in Arlene’s Flowers v. State of Washington and Arlene’s Flowers v. Ingersoll include support from 14 states, 29 members of Congress, and a variety of legal experts, religious groups, and other creative professionals.  Read more >>

Strong Tillerson statement on ISIS atrocities offers hope of US lead in bringing justice for victims

NEW YORK – Secretary of State Rex Tillerson addressed the ongoing atrocities of ISIS against religious minorities in Syria and Iraq during his presentation of the 2016 “International Religious Freedom Report” Tuesday at the State Department. In his remarks, he noted that ISIS “is clearly responsible for genocide against Yezidis, Christians, and Shia Muslims in areas it controls or has controlled.” The report, required by Congress, details the state of religious freedom in 199 countries and territories worldwide.  Read more >>

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