We are only one U.S. Supreme Court justice away from having religious liberty abolished, Ted Cruz told a major gathering of political conservatives.
The Republican presidential hopeful and U.S. senator from Texas spoke on the Conservative Political Action Conference's main stage Friday about the importance of having a conservative filling the Supreme Court seat vacated by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.
Sen. Cruz warned the audience that a hypothetical liberal appointee to the high court would eliminate religious liberty protections, saying "this election is not about one branch of government, it's about two." more >>
Washington State's highest court will hear an appeal from a florist who was fined for refusing to provide services for a same-sex wedding ceremony.
The Washington Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to hear arguments in the case of Robert Ingersoll et al. v. Arlene's Flowers, Inc.
"Department II of the Court, composed of Chief Justice Madsen and Justices Owens, Stephens, González and Yu, considered this matter at its March 1, 2016, Motion Calendar, and unanimously agreed that the following order be entered …That this Court will retain this case for hearing and decision," stated the order, signed by Chief Justice Barbara Madsen. more >>
A Southern Baptist grandmother and florist fined fore refusing an order for a gay wedding has been given new hope after the Washington Supreme Court agreed to hear her religious freedom case.
Barronelle Stutzman, owner of Arlene's Flowers in Richland, was told she must pay a fine for turning down an order in 2013 to design custom floral arrangements for a same-sex marriage ceremony, despite her argument that her religious faith prevents her from doing so.
"Barronelle and many others like her around the country have been willing to serve any and all customers, but they are understandably not willing to promote any and all messages," said Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Kristen Waggoner. more >>
Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas said at Thursday's GOP debate in Michigan that the legality of both same-sex marriage and gay adoption should be left up to the states.
Before a lively crowd at the Fox Theater in downtown Detroit, Cruz was asked by Fox News moderator Bret Baier his opinion on gay adoption.
The Republican presidential hopeful responded by noting his views on states' rights, as well as his opposition to last year's U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage nationwide. more >>
A conservative pundit who supports same-sex marriage stated that liberals could never have a civil discussion on the debate over marriage definition.
At a panel on gay marriage and religious liberty held on the main stage of the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, Guy Benson of Townhall.com said that "this conversation we are having right now, literally couldn't happen at a leftwing conference."
Pro-life activists and legal experts who witnessed arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court on Texas' controversial abortion law are unsure how the high court may rule.
Oral arguments were heard by the eight justices on Wednesday in Whole Women's Health v. Hellerstedt, the lawsuit challenging Texas's House Bill 2, a sweeping pro-life law passed in 2013.
John Seago, legislative director at Texas Right to life, told The Christian Post that the arguments "were lively" as the justices questioned the two sides. more >>