LGBT groups and their allies in Congress are pushing for a sweeping piece of legislation that if enacted would, according to critics, limit religious freedom in the United States.
Known as the Equality Act, the bill would add the classifications of "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" to the 1964 Civil Rights Act, as well as expand the level of businesses that must adhere to the Act.
Congressman David N. Cicilline, a Rhode Island Democrat who is an openly gay member of Congress, introduced the anti-discrimination legislation last Thursday. more >>
A federal appeals court has ruled that all pharmacy owners in Washington state are required to dispense emergency contraceptives even if it's against their religious beliefs.
The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco has overturned a lower court ruling that had said the Board of Pharmacy regulations that require pharmacies to stock and dispense the emergency contraceptive Plan B were unconstitutional, according to Reuters.
The lower court ruling in a lawsuit filed in 2007 by Stormans owners of Ralph's Thriftway in Olympia, and two pharmacists was challenged by Washington state and Planned Parenthood, after. more >>
Kierra Sheard's dreams of becoming a clothing designer have officially come to fruition, but not without the gospel singer facing her fair share of challenges. Nonetheless, Sheard says she's holding onto her faith so God can get the glory for her Eleven60 fashion line.
The 28-year-old singer-turned-entrepreneur debuted pieces from her fall and winter plus-sized collection Eleven60 at www.MyEleven60.com earlier this summer. The singer told The Christian Post that her line combines quality and stylish garments for more than just women in church, but everyday women who wear size 10 and over.
As a judge on the BET reality TV gospel singing competition "Sunday Best," fans of the singer and the show will see her wear pieces from her new clothing line. But Sheard explains to CP that the road to premiering her Eleven60 pieces was fraught with hardships. more >>
An appeals court panel has ruled unanimously against a family-owned pharmacy suing Washington for an exemption to the state's birth control mandate.
A three judge panel from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that Ralph's Thriftway must provide birth control items like the Plan B pill, which could be an abortifacient under certain circumstances, reversing a lower court decision.
Arguments were heard last November before Judges Susan P. Graber, Richard R. Clifton, and Mary H. Murguia. Graber authored the panel's opinion. more >>
An order of nuns has filed an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court in an effort to seek exemption from having to conform to the rules of the federal government's birth control mandate accommodation for para-church groups.
The Little Sisters of the Poor filed the request for relief from the Health and Human Services mandate Thursday after the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled against them.
"The Little Sisters of the Poor are Catholic nuns who devote their lives to caring for the elderly poor. The government has put them to the impossible choice of either violating the law or violating the faith upon which their lives and ministry are based," reads the appeal. more >>
Undercover videos show that Planned Parenthood abortionists use ultrasounds to help them keep the organs of aborted babies intact, while opposing using ultrasounds to show expectant mothers seeking abortions the life living within their wombs, Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina pointed out in a video posted to her Facebook page.
Six pro-life leaders are standing with her in the video. They are, left to right, the Rev. Dean Nelson, Marjorie Dannenfelser, Catherine Davis, Charmaine Yoest, Lori Hoye, and pastor Walter Hoye.
You can watch the video below. more >>