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The Supreme Court Has Officially Launched Its War on LGBTQ Rights
On Monday, the court heard
303 Creative v. Elenis
, a case that the theocrats on the court will likely use to undermine marriage equality.
June 27, 2022
A Football Coach’s Prayer Is Not About Freedom. It’s About Coercion.
In a decision riddled with lies, the Supreme Court rules that a football coach can, should they choose, become a dictator-priest.
June 22, 2022
The Supreme Court Strikes Another Blow to the Separation of Church and State
In a new ruling, the theocrats on the court turned one of the nation’s fundamental principles on its head.
June 21, 2021
Dark Money, the Supreme Court, and the Fate of LGBTQ+ Rights
The NAACP, the ACLU, and the Human Rights Campaign—the country’s largest LGBTQ+ political organization—have all joined forces with the Koch network–funded Americans for Prosperity to defend the role of dark money in politics.
June 21, 2021
How the Supreme Court Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Religious Bigotry
The Supreme Court’s decision last week allowing a Catholic foster care agency to discriminate against LGBTQ couples was narrow—but awful.
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October 14, 2020
The Simple, Profound Message of Pope Francis’s New Encyclical
Amid the pandemic and worsening marginalization, we have to get better at doing one thing: listening.
Sister Simone Campbell
October 2, 2020
This Election, Young Muslim Voters Aren’t Staying Silent
After experiencing years of rampant Islamophobia growing up in the aftermath of 9/11, young Muslim voters want to make sure their voices are heard.
September 24, 2020
Justice, Finally, for a War Crime in El Salvador
A Spanish court has convicted one perpetrator of the 1989 murder of Jesuit priests—but El Salvador itself is a long way from mounting a credible prosecution.
October 31, 2019
Religious Beliefs Are Struck Down as Defense for Nuclear Protest
Catholic activists argued that their faith, and international law, allowed them to stage a protest at a nuclear facility in Georgia. But last week they were convicted in a US district court.
April 15, 2019
Activists Are Invoking Religious Freedom to Save Migrants’ Lives
In court, members of the progressive No More Deaths group are trying to reclaim a law that has become synonymous with a conservative Christian moral agenda.