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Two Republican lawmakers filed legislation on Wednesday that would protect faith-based adoption and foster care agencies. It would ensure that they can place children in homes that respect and live out God’s timeless design for marriage.  Read more

Colorado Marriage

The Colorado Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered a Boulder County clerk to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Although a federal judge last week said the state should create same-sex marriage, it has not been officially redefined.  Read more

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A federal appeals court today ruled in favor of the more than 230,000 Americans who asked it to protect plans to display a 17-foot cross memorial at Ground Zero.  Read more

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In separate actions, judges stuck down constitutional marriage amendments in Virginia and Florida. Marriage is being challenged in every state that has not already redefined it.  Read more

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A Christian legal group submitted a Freedom of Information Act request this week after learning of IRS plan to investigate churches.  Read more

Colorado Marriage

A federal judge on Wednesday said Colorado’s constitutional marriage amendment — approved by voters in 2006 — violates the U.S. Constitution. U.S. District Court Judge Raymond Moore put the ruling on hold until Aug. 25 pending an appeal.  Read more

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North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed legislation Tuesday that starts the process of  replacing Common Core Standards with a more localized approach.  Read more

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A Georgia County has revised a zoning policy that forced a church congregation to temporarily hold its services in the basement of a jewelry store. As part of the settlement, the county has agreed to pay several thousand dollars to the church in damages and attorneys’ fees.  Read more

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President Obama signed an executive order today that will force Christian universities and organizations to hire people who disagree with God’s timeless design for marriage and relationships. The president ignored the request of faith leaders across the country who urged him to include a strong religious exemption.  Read more

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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

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