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08 Feb
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West Virginia Lawmakers Consider Nixing Abortion Rights From Constitution

A West Virginia legislative committee has advanced a resolution that would amend the state’s constitution to restrict abortion rights. The measure, which requires two-thirds approval by both the state Senate and House, as well as a voter referendum, moved forward on Monday ...

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08 Feb
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A wedding cake is an ‘artistic expression’ that a baker may deny to a same-sex couple, Calif. judge rules

Forcing a baker to provide a wedding cake for a same-sex marriage over her religious objections violates her right to free speech, a California judge has ruled. “A wedding cake is not just a cake in a Free Speech analysis,” ...

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08 Feb
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Sessions Has Installed “Religious Freedom” Monitors at U.S. Attorneys’ Offices

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has often used “religious freedom” to justify what would otherwise be considered a potential violation of the separation of church and state, but now he has taken it a step further. Without announcement, Sessions inserted a policy requiring all ...

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08 Feb
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Trump vowed to destroy the Johnson Amendment. Thankfully, he has failed.

At the National Prayer Breakfast a little more than a year ago, President Trump vowed to “totally destroy” the Johnson Amendment, a federal law prohibiting houses of worship, charitable nonprofits and private foundations from endorsing, opposing or financially supporting political ...

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