Judicial Issues

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A federal judge said today that the Oklahoma constitutional marriage amendment is unconstitutional. Today’s 2-1 decision affirms a lower court ruling.  Read more

A Missouri county court on Thursday dismissed Planned Parenthood’s criminal charges against a pro-life advocate. Kathy Thebo Forck, campaign director for 40 Days for Life, was arrested in 2012. The pro-lifer simply offered water to a truck driver — in blazing 100 degree heat — as he was leaving the abortion seller.  Read more

A Christian cake artist in Colorado filed an appeal Wednesday challenging a government order that says he and his staff must take “re-education” classes. The classes would “educate” employees about a state law that effectively demands that businesses celebrate same-sex ceremonies.  Read more

When the Founding Fathers were forming the judiciary, Alexander Hamilton envisioned it to be the least dangerous branch of the new Republic. Today’s activist courts are a far cry from the interpreters of the law that they were supposed to be. So what’s gone wrong?  Read more

Supporters of Utah’s constitutional marriage amendment are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case. The state says it will forego another appeal to the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.  Read more

CitizenLink is proud to work with Texas Values and other family policy organizations across the country to stand for marriage, life and religious freedom. Learn more about the one in your state.  Read more

University of Michigan Top Story

The University of Michigan revised a funding policy that attorneys say discriminated against a conservative student group. As part of the settlement, the school also agreed to pay damages and attorneys’ fees.  Read more

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Even though same-sex marriage has not been legalized in Colorado, a judge said today that a Boulder county clerk may continue issuing such licenses. This follows a separate court decision Wednesday moving forward a ban on the state constitutional marriage amendment.  Read more

An appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of a Pennsylvania county clerk was denied Wednesday. Theresa Santai-Gaffney, Schuylkill County clerk, had asked the high court to stop same-sex marriage in the state while a court case moves forward.  Read more

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Congressional Democrats are expected to introduce a bill that would reverse the Hobby Lobby decision. It would also prevent families from running their businesses based on Christian principles.  Read more

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