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ADF: Free Speech Fairness Act is legally sound, needed

ADF Senior Counsel Erik Stanley:  “The IRS has no business acting as the speech police of any non-profit organization, as its many scandals over recent years have made clear. This bill corrects an unconstitutional restriction put in place in 1954 that was never intended to affect churches and other non-profit groups but has been used to intimidate them ever since. By removing the threat of an IRS investigation and potential penalties based simply, for example, on what a pastor says from the pulpit, this bill brings the law into conformity with the First Amendment....”  Read more >>

8,900+ students, parents to Supreme Court: Uphold policy to protect privacy in restrooms

WASHINGTON – Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed a friend-of-the-court brief Wednesday with the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of 8,914 concerned parents, students, grandparents, and community members, as well as more than 40 state family policy councils, all of whom support the student privacy policy of a Virginia school district. The Gloucester County School District policy protects students’ privacy and safety by reserving restrooms for members of the same biological sex, while providing an alternate private facility for students uncomfortable using a facility that corresponds with their sex.  Read more >>

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