4th Circuit strikes down Va. marriage amendment, clerk considering appeal

ADF Senior Counsel Byron Babione:  “Every child deserves a mom and a dad, and the people of Virginia confirmed that at the ballot box when they approved a constitutional amendment that affirmed marriage as a man-woman union. In his dissent, Judge Niemeyer correctly noted that ‘there is no fundamental right to same-sex marriage and there are rational reasons for not recognizing it’ and that the 4th Circuit, as with other courts, ‘must allow the States to enact legislation on the subject in accordance with their political processes.’ We are consulting with our client and considering her options. Ultimately, the question whether the people are free to affirm marriage as a man-woman union will be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. If the high court remains consistent with its acknowledgement in its Windsor decision of the right of states to define marriage, the states will ultimately be free to preserve man-woman marriage should they choose to do so.”  Read more >>

IRS promises atheists it will intrude on churches, America deserves details

CHAMBLEE, Ga. – Alliance Defending Freedom asked the Internal Revenue Service Tuesday to release all documents related to its recent decision to settle a lawsuit with an atheist group that claims the IRS has adopted new protocols and procedures for the investigation of churches.  Read more >>

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

Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Burwell
McCullen v. Coakley
Reed v. Town of Gilbert
Pregnancy Care Center of New York v. City of New York
Berger v. American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina