Tag Archives: Alliance Defending Freedom

MINNESOTA: Federal Court Rejects Videographers’ Attempt To Discriminate Against Same-Sex Couples

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports: A St. Cloud couple will not be able to refuse wedding videography services for same-sex couples after a federal judge on Wednesday dismissed their lawsuit challenging Minnesota’s human rights laws. In a 63-page ruling, Chief U.S. District Judge John Tunheim wrote that a provision of the Minnesota Human Rights Act (MHRA) prohibiting discrimination by businesses was ...

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House And Senate Republicans To File Supreme Court Amicus Brief In Support Of Anti-Gay Colorado Baker

The Hill reports: House and Senate Republicans are throwing their support behind the owner of a Colorado cake shop who refused to make a cake for a same-sex wedding in a case headed to the Supreme Court. GOP lawmakers announced plans Thursday to send an amicus brief on behalf of Jack Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop. Phillips is challenging ...

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Alliance Defending Freedom: We’re Not Haters And It’s Fake News That We Back Criminalizing Homosexuality

From the American Family Association’s OneNewsNow: Alliance Defending Freedom invited Attorney General Jeff Sessions to a conference on religious freedom last week. In an apparent attempt to link President Trump’s attorney general to some scandal, ABC News – reporting on the AG’s participation in the conference – trotted out an accusation that ADF was an “anti-gay hate group.” ADF’s director ...

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Anti-LGBT Hate Group Lawyer Takes To Fox News To Whine About Being Called A Hate Group [VIDEO]

On Friday night Alliance Defending Freedom lawyer Kristen Waggoner appeared on Fox News to denounce ABC, NBC, and other outlets for correctly naming them as a hate group. As I’ve reported many times, the ADF openly advocates for criminalizing homosexuality and, of course, against virtually any LGBT civil rights. In fact, they even appeared before the Supreme Court in the ...

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Anti-Gay Washington Florist Appeals To SCOTUS

The Associated Press reports: A florist from Washington state is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a decision by the state’s high court which concluded she violated the law by refusing to provide flowers for a same-sex wedding. Lawyers for Barronelle Stutzman on Friday contended the state Supreme Court decision violated her First Amendment protection for artistic expression. Her ...

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SPLC Denounces AG Jeff Sessions For Speech To Hate Group: If They Had Their Way, Gays Would Be In Jail

Last week Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivered a secret address to an infamous anti-LGBT hate group which advocates for criminalizing homosexuality. (And against many other civil rights for LGBT citizens.) The DOJ repeatedly declined to release the transcript of Sessions’ speech, which only appeared later in the week on a right wing site after a Freedom Of Information Act demand ...

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Hate Group Hates Being Called Hate Group

In their story about Jeff Sessions’ speech to the Alliance Defending Freedom, ABC News referred to them as an “alleged hate group.” And they are furious: ABC News has committed journalistic malpractice. For ABC News to essentially cut and paste false charges against Alliance Defending Freedom by a radically left-wing, violence-inciting organization like Southern Poverty Law Center is a discredit ...

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Sessions Releases Transcript Of Address To Hate Group, Promised Coming “Guidance” On Religious Liberty

Not long after Right Wing Watch announced that they had filed a Freedom Of Information Act demand for the transcript of Jeff Sessions’ speech to the extremist anti-LGBT group Alliance Defending Freedom, his full address appeared on the conservative site The Federalist. An excerpt: Since he was elected, President Trump has been an unwavering defender of religious liberty. He has ...

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Right Wing Watch Files FOIA Demand For Transcript Of Remarks AG Jeff Sessions Made To Hate Group

Miranda Blue reports at Right Wing Watch: On Tuesday night, Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivered a speech to a “Summit on Religious Liberty” hosted by Alliance Defending Freedom, the behemoth Religious Right group that has led the fight to redefine religious liberty protections in an effort to make it easier to discriminate against LGBTQ people and others. Sessions’ speech was ...

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Southern Poverty Law Center Demands Jeff Sessions Release Secret Remarks Made To Anti-LGBT Hate Group

From the SPLC: “How can we trust that the nation’s top law enforcement officer will protect all Americans when he’s willing to meet behind closed doors with a group that supports criminalizing homosexuality and marginalizing LGBT people around the world? The Alliance Defending Freedom has rightfully earned its designation as a hate group by demonizing LGBT people. “If Attorney General ...

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Democrats Slam Attorney General Jeff Sessions Over Secret Address To Viciously Anti-LGBT Hate Group

Via press release from the Democratic National Committee: You can judge a person by the company they keep and tonight – Attorney General Jeff Sessions is choosing to spend his time speaking in front of one of the country’s leading anti-LGBTQ hate groups. The Alliance Defending Freedom actively helped draft discriminatory legislation, worked to preserve laws criminalizing same-sex relations, and ...

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Colorado Baker: Jesus Would Refuse To Serve Gays

Law Newz reports: After the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear his case, Colorado baker Jack Phillips appeared Thursday on ABC’s The View to explain why he refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple. He told hosts that the bible said marriage was only between a man and a woman. When asked if Jesus would’ve done the ...

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MICHIGAN: Hate Group Sues On Behalf Of Wedding Venue After They Refuse To Host Same-Sex Events

The Associated Press reports: A Michigan apple grower who posted on Facebook that he wouldn’t allow gay couples to get married at his farm filed a lawsuit against the city of East Lansing on Wednesday after he was shut out of an outdoor farmer’s market. The city said Stephen Tennes wasn’t invited back to the market because vendors must follow ...

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HUNGARY: HUD Secretary Ben Carson To Speak At International Convention Of Anti-LGBT Hate Groups

The SPLC reports today that HUD Secretary Ben Carson will this week deliver a presentation at the Budapest convention for the viciously anti-LGBT World Congress of Families, which works to enact and strengthen anti-LGBT laws around the globe. From the SPLC’s report: Each year, anti-LGBT hate group World Congress of Families holds a major annual summit, in addition to smaller ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Hate Groups And Religious Leaders Jointly Call On Trump To Legalize Anti-LGBT Discrimination

Via press release from hate group leader Tony Perkins: Almost four months into President Trump’s term, we’ve made progress on so many key issues. Now, it’s time for the administration to make its leadership felt on the country’s First Freedom. Featuring First Liberty Institute’s Mike Berry, Dr. Everett Piper of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, Archbishop William Lori, West Modder (U.S. Navy), ...

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MINNESOTA: Hate Group Drops Lawsuit Seeking To Bar Transgender Students From School Locker Rooms

Via press release from the ACLU: An organization that filed a federal lawsuit last year to bar transgender students from using locker rooms consistent with their gender identity today announced that they have voluntarily dismissed their lawsuit. The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Minnesota had intervened in the case on behalf of a transgender girl, identified as ...

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Federal Appeals Court Hears Arguments On Mississippi Law That Would Legalize Anti-LGBT Discrimination

The Associated Press reports: A federal appeals court is hearing arguments about a Mississippi law that would let merchants and government employees cite religious beliefs to deny services to same-sex couples. U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves halted the law before it could take effect last July 1, ruling it unconstitutionally establishes preferred beliefs and creates unequal treatment for LGBT people. ...

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Hate Groups Celebrate Trump’s Anti-Trans Action

From the Family Research Council: The Trump administration’s reversal of this mandate on schools is a victory for parents, children, and privacy. The Obama administration resorted to this coercive policy because they knew parents and schools could never be persuaded to force boys and girls to shower together, stay together on school trips, and use the same locker rooms and ...

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Southern Poverty Law Center Adds Alliance Defending Freedom To Official List Of Anti-LGBT Hate Groups

The Washington Blade reports: The Southern Poverty Law Center on Wednesday announced it has designated an anti-LGBT legal organization as a hate group. The Southern Poverty Law Center, which is based in Montgomery, Ala., describes the Alliance Defending Freedom as “a legal advocacy and training group that specializes in supporting the recriminalization of homosexuality abroad, ending same-sex marriage and generally ...

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KENTUCKY: Hate Group Tells Appeals Court That T-Shirt Maker Didn’t Discriminate Against Lexington Pride

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports: A lawyer for Lexington-based Hands on Originals told a three-judge panel of the Kentucky Court of Appeals Tuesday his client objected to the message on a 2012 Lexington Pride Festival T-shirt but does not discriminate against gays or same-sex couples. Jim Campbell, a lawyer with the nonprofit Alliance Defending Freedom, said Blaine Adamson, the owner of ...

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