protection of religious liberty

Religious liberty at risk

Quin Hillyer, Quin

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) reported, in its annual assessment, that religious freedom has not just decreased around the world in the past year, but “has been under serious and sustained assault.” In many areas, said commission chairman Robert George, “religious freedom conditions… have spiraled downward.”

Will Kentucky clerk's jailing move needle on debate over religious liberty?

Patrik Jonsson, Christian Science Monitor

Kim Davis' arrest came after repeated refusals by Davis to heed Judge Bunning’s orders to commence signing marriage licenses for all eligible couples, including same-sex ones. Davis is one of three county clerks in Kentucky to refuse to issue marriage licenses since the Supreme Court ruling in June.

Indiana Religious freedom law Backgrounder

Indianapolis Star Archives

Gov. Mike Pence signed a controversial "religious freedom" bill Thursday morning in his Statehouse office, culminating a three-month battle over the most divisive issue of the 2015 session of the Indiana General Assembly.

Indiana gov signs religious objections bill

Associated Press

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence vigorously defended the state religious objections bill that he signed into law Thursday as businesses and organizations including the NCAA pressed concerns that it could open the door to legalizing discrimination against homosexuals.