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California forces churches to cover abortion, church sues

SAN DIEGO – Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed a lawsuit in state court Thursday against the California Department of Managed Health Care for forcing churches to pay for elective abortions in their health insurance plans. ADF attorneys represent a San Diego–area church in the state suit, which is similar to a lawsuit ADF filed in federal court in October of last year on behalf of three other California churches.  Read more >>

Colo. school ends speech for all rather than allow former football player to have Bible reference on nameplate

DENVER – The Colorado School of Mines has removed all donor nameplates from its football locker room rather than allow a former football player to include a Bible reference on his nameplate. Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys had filed a lawsuit, Lucas v. Johnson, against the school on behalf of the player, Michael Lucas, but withdrew it Friday from the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado due to the school’s decision to end the fundraising program associated with the nameplates.  Read more >>

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