Tag Archives: Alliance Defending Freedom

Justices Appear To Side With Anti-LGBTQ Hate Group

The Washington Post reports: The Supreme Court’s conservative majority seemed sympathetic Monday to an evangelical Christian graphic artist from Colorado who does not want to create wedding websites for same-sex couples, despite the state’s protective antidiscrimination law. Those justices seemed amenable to businesswoman Lorie Smith’s argument that the state may not compel her to create speech that violates her religious …

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LIVE AUDIO: Supreme Court Hears Anti-LGBTQ Case

Reuters reports: The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday will hear arguments in a major case pitting LGBT rights against a claim that the constitutional right to free speech exempts artists from anti-discrimination laws in a dispute involving an evangelical Christian web designer. The justices are set to hear Denver-area business owner Lorie Smith’s appeal seeking an exemption from a Colorado …

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Monday: SCOTUS To Hear Haters’ Anti-LGBTQ Lawsuit

NBC News reports: A conservative evangelical Christian who opposes same-sex marriage and runs a business in Colorado designing websites, including for nuptials, Lorie Smith sued the state because she would like to accept customers planning opposite-sex weddings but reject requests made by same-sex couples wanting the same service. Smith has not been sanctioned for refusing to design such a website …

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Hate Group ADF Has The Marriage Sadz: This “Cynical Bill Is A Direct Attack On Our First Amendment” Rights

Via press release from the Alliance Defending Freedom: This dangerously cynical and completely unnecessary bill is a direct attack on the First Amendment. It does nothing to change the legal status of same-sex marriage anywhere. But it undermines religious freedom everywhere and exposes Americans throughout the country to predatory lawsuits by activists seeking to use the threat of litigation to …

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Hate Group Sues To Overturn Approval Of Abortion Pill

Politico reports: A group of anti-abortion organizations sued HHS and the FDA on Friday in a bid to reverse the FDA’s approval of the abortion medication mifepristone. Lawyers from the conservative Christian legal group Alliance Defending Freedom filed the suit in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas in Amarillo on behalf of the Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine, …

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Sotomayor Rejects Hate Group’s Vaccine Challenge

NBC News reports: Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Thursday rejected a bid to prevent New York City from enforcing its Covid vaccine mandate for municipal workers against a group teachers, firefighters and others who challenged the policy. The justice denied an emergency request, received by the court on Nov. 4, to block the policy by individual municipal workers, as …

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Haters Lose Appeal Against WA Ex-Gay Torture Ban

Law & Crime reports: A federal appellate court has upheld the constitutionality of a Washington state law that prohibits therapists from trying to change a minor’s sexual orientation or gender identity, ruling that the treatment is conduct, not protected speech. The three-judge panel rejected arguments from the Alliance Defending Freedom that Washington’s 2018 ban on conversion therapy for minors violated …

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Hate Group Sues CVS Over Firing Of Clinic Nurse Who Refused To Dispense Contraceptives And Abortion Pills

The Christian Post reports: A nurse practitioner in Virginia is suing CVS, alleging that the pharmacy chain illegally fired her for refusing to distribute contraceptives. The Alliance Defending Freedom filed a lawsuit Wednesday in the Virginia Circuit Court for the County of Prince William on behalf of Paige Casey. She worked as a nurse practitioner at several CVS MinuteClinic locations …

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Hate Group Coalition Claims Marriage Equality Bill Will Legalize Polygamy, Open Marriage, Incestuous Marriage

Via email from hate group leader Tony Perkins: Senate Republicans are feeling the pressure to defend marriage and the natural family, as two large grassroots coalitions warn them that a controversial bill will fuel frivolous litigation and subject the most fundamental unit of society to an infinite variety of experimentation and tampering. H.R. 8404, which proponents of redefining marriage have …

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Tennessee Court Dismisses Lawsuit From Jewish Couple Rejected By State-Funded Christian Adoption Agency

Nashville’s NBC News affiliate reports: Tennessee judges have dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Knoxville couple who alleged that a state-sponsored Christian adoption agency refused to help them because they are Jewish. The lawsuit challenged a 2020 state law that installed legal protections for private adoption agencies to reject state-funded placement of children to parents based on religious beliefs. The …

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Hate Group Wrote Public School’s Anti-LGBTQ Policies

Richmond’s ABC News affiliate reports: Emails obtained by 8News show that a Hanover County School Board member reached out to a top legal strategist for Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) a week before he tried to set a meeting between the board and the organization. A month later, the school board approved a plan to have ADF, which some have classified …

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Hate Group Appeals WA State’s Ex-Gay Torture Ban

Reuters reports: A family counselor on Tuesday urged a federal appeals court to strike down a Washington state law banning so-called conversion therapy for minors, a practice that seeks to change a patient’s sexual orientation or gender identity, arguing it violated his right to free speech. Roger Brooks of the conservative legal group Alliance Defending Freedom, representing counselor Brian Tingley …

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Man Who Says Gays Are Controlled By Demonic Spirits Complains About “Intolerance To Different Viewpoints”

Via email from hate group leader Tony Perkins: Kristen Waggoner doesn’t get usually get nervous. As one of Alliance Defending Freedom’s top attorneys, she’s argued before the Supreme Court, tackled high-profile cases, and spoken in front of her share of hostile crowds. But something about her visit to Yale University Law School last week felt different. “I can count on …

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SCOTUS To Hear Hate Group On LGBTQ Protections

ABC News reports: The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a new clash involving religion and the rights of LGBT people. The high court said Tuesday it would hear the case of Colorado-based web designer Lorie Smith. Smith offers graphic and website design services and wants to expand to wedding website services, but she says her religious beliefs would lead …

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Hate Group Appeals To Overturn NY LGBTQ Protections

Pat Robertson’s CBN News reports: For nearly one year, a Christian photographer has been battling New York state laws that require her to create photographs and blogs celebrating same-sex weddings, even though it violates her religious beliefs. Emilee Carpenter filed a federal lawsuit against the state’s legislation last year. However, a district court dismissed her case in December. Alliance Defending …

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New York AG Wins Against Anti-LGBTQ Hate Group

From New York Attorney General Letitia James: New York Attorney General Letitia James scored a statewide victory supporting the LGBTQ+ community after a federal court dismissed a case brought by an Elmira wedding photographer, who sought to discriminate against LGBTQ+ couples. The wedding photographer, Emilee Carpenter, filed a lawsuit against the Office of the Attorney General (OAG), the state Division …

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Anti-Gay Florist Settles SCOTUS Case, Will Pay $5000

From the hate group Alliance Defending Freedom: A settlement agreement secured by Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys with the ACLU ends a lawsuit brought against floral artist Barronelle Stutzman nearly a decade ago without forcing her to act against her religious beliefs or to pay potentially ruinous attorneys’ fees—a threat she has endured for years. Stutzman has chosen to retire so …

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Anti-LGBT Hate Group Leader Secretly Wrote Election Lawsuit Filed With Supreme Court By TX AG Ken Paxton

The New York Times reports: One of the nation’s most prominent religious conservative lawyers played a critical behind-the-scenes role in the lawsuit that Republican state attorneys general filed in December in a last-ditch effort to overturn the election of President Biden, documents show. The lawyer, Michael P. Farris, is the chief executive of a group known as Alliance Defending Freedom, …

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Graham: Ask Jesus To Have SCOTUS End LGBT Rights

Posted to Franklin Graham’s Facebook page: Bakers, florists, photographers, now web designers. Where will it end? LGBT activists want to force their agenda on the rest of the world. Lorie Smith, a Christian web designer from Colorado, is fighting in the courts to protect her right to not create websites that promote and communicate messages violating her religious beliefs and …

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Hate Group Petitions SCOTUS On Colorado LGBT Rights

From the Alliance Defending Freedom: Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys representing a website designer have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a 2-1 decision by a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit which concluded that the state of Colorado can force her to design and publish websites promoting messages that violate her religious beliefs. The …

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