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US civil rights commissioner to Houston mayor: Withdraw subpoenas of pastors

HOUSTON – A U.S. civil rights commissioner issued a letter Wednesday to Houston Mayor Annise Parker that asks her to withdraw the city’s subpoenas for 17 different forms of private communications belonging to five pastors as part of lawsuit in which they are not involved. Alliance Defending Freedom represents the pastors in opposition to the subpoena requests in Woodfill v. ParkerRead more >>

City of Coeur d’Alene confirms for-profit wedding chapel violates ordinance

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho – The Coeur d’Alene city attorney confirmed in a letter Monday that ordained ministers operating a for-profit wedding chapel are in violation of a city ordinance for declining to marry same-sex couples. The letter states that “if they are providing services primarily or substantially for profit and they discriminate in providing those services based on sexual orientation then they would likely be in violation of the ordinance.” ADF attorneys representing Donald and Evelyn Knapp explain that the letter’s contention that the Hitching Post Wedding Chapel is a non-profit entity that would be exempt from the ordinance is false.  Read more >>

Recent, current, and potential U.S. Supreme Court cases

Reed v. Town of Gilbert
Bronx Household of Faith v. Board of Education of the City of New York
Berger v. American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina
Pregnancy Care Center of New York v. City of New York
Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Burwell

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