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Missouri tells Supreme Court that discrimination against churches is proper

ADF Senior Counsel David Cortman:  “Every citizen, regardless of their beliefs, should be treated equally. But the state of Missouri’s primary argument is that its constitution actually requires discrimination against people of faith and religious organizations. The reality is that both the state and federal constitutions require neutrality. The state can’t disqualify an organization that exceeded the requirements for participation in a generally available government program merely because it’s religious. No state or federal constitution should be interpreted to require hostility and discrimination against people of faith.”  Read more >>

US Supreme Court allows extreme Washington state pharmacy policy to stand

ADF Senior Counsel Kristen Waggoner:  “All Americans should be free to peacefully live and work consistent with their faith without fear of unjust punishment, and no one should be forced to participate in the taking of human life. We had hoped that the U.S. Supreme Court would take this opportunity to reaffirm these long-held principles. The state of Washington allows pharmacists to refer customers for just about any reason—except reasons of conscience. Singling out people of faith and denying them the same freedom to refer is a violation of federal law....”  Read more >>

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