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ADF to Supreme Court: Redefining ‘sex’ problematic, not job of judges, govt agencies

WASHINGTON – Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys representing a Michigan funeral home in a pivotal case before the U.S. Supreme Court filed a brief Friday asking the court to affirm that judges and government agencies can’t usurp the role of Congress by redefining the word “sex” in federal law to mean “gender identity.” In April, the high court agreed to take the case and two others raising related issues. As the ADF brief argues, allowing courts and agencies to redefine the law “will cause problems in employment law, reduce bodily-privacy protections for everyone, and erode equal opportunities for women and girls, among many other consequences.”  Read more >>

Labor Dept.: Federal contractors have freedom to operate according to religious beliefs

ADF Senior Counsel Gregory S. Baylor:  “All Americans have the freedom to operate according to their religious beliefs, and those freedoms don’t disappear when a university, charity, or international nongovernmental organization enters into a contract with the federal government. The Trump administration is right to consider adopting a rule that would clarify the ability of these organizations to operate based on their religious beliefs, maintain partnerships with the government, and serve the common good all at once. We live in a diverse society, and there’s no reason or constitutional basis to single out and marginalize certain views....”  Read more >>

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