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Appeals court upholds constitutionality of minister’s housing allowance in tax code

CHICAGO – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit affirmed Friday that a provision in the federal tax code which keeps the Internal Revenue Service from taxing housing money that churches provide to ministers is constitutional. Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the 7th Circuit in the case, Gaylor v. Mnuchin, on behalf of 8,899 ministers and churches defending the minister’s housing allowance.  Read more >>

ADF: Texas has right to redirect funds from discredited abortion provider

DALLAS – Alliance Defending Freedom filed a friend-of-the-court brief Thursday that urges the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals to reverse a 2016 decision of that Court and allow the state of Texas to redirect funds away from Planned Parenthood because of its “persistent refusal to operate with integrity.” The Texas Health and Human Services Commission’s Office of Inspector General has sought to terminate the Medicaid provider agreements of Planned Parenthood affiliates throughout the state due to the abortion seller’s noncompliance with accepted medical and ethical standards.  Read more >>

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