Firewalls Put to the Test—First Liberty Institute Advises County Clerk Katie Lang

July 17, 2015 • News & Commentary

  The religious freedom of a County Clerk is under fire in Hood County, Texas, following last month’s Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v Hodges legalizing same-sex marriage. Even before the Supreme Court decision, religious liberty experts identified several firewalls to keep the newly-minted right to same-sex marriage from canceling out the clear

UPDATE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Fails to Restore Religious Liberty of Veterans at Kansas VA Medical Center

July 17, 2015 • News & Commentary

First Liberty Institute sends follow-up demand letter urging the Department of Veterans Affairs to curb unlawful discrimination against veterans who practice Native American faith—or face a lawsuit . . .   This week, First Liberty Institute sent a follow-up demand letter to Leigh Bradley, Office of General Counsel at the

Kansas VA Hospital Curtails Religious Exercise of Military Veterans of Native American Faith

July 10, 2015 • News & Commentary

First Liberty Institute sends demand letter to U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs seeking protection of veterans’ religious liberty rights. Member of Congress also presses for answers . . . Our nation’s veterans have served and sacrificed for freedom—including free exercise of religion as guaranteed in the First Amendment. That’s why

UPDATE: Freedom From Religion Foundation Continues Attack Against Tenth Mountain Division Veterans Memorial

July 10, 2015 • News & Commentary

This veterans memorial erected by the Kalispell Knights of Columbus more than 60 years ago still at risk of being torn down . . .     The veterans memorial stands six feet tall and memorializes fallen members of the Tenth Mountain Division in Western Montana’s Flathead National Forest.  

Oklahoma Supreme Court Declares Ten Commandments Monument Unconstitutional— First Liberty Institute Responds

July 7, 2015 • News & Commentary

    The Oklahoma Supreme Court issued an opinion in Prescott v. Oklahoma Capitol Preservation Commission stating that a monument of the Ten Commandments on the Oklahoma capitol grounds is unconstitutional and must be removed. The fight is not over, however—First Liberty Institute continues to stand beside Oklahoma Attorney General

THE HOPE: Supreme Court Reaffirms Religious Liberty Despite Its Same-Sex Marriage Decision

July 7, 2015 • News & Commentary

All justices reaffirm right to faith-based dissent on same-sex marriage   In a five-four decision that shook the nation with controversy, the Supreme Court ruled a little over a week ago that all 50 states must permit and recognize same-sex marriage. Nevertheless, Justice Kennedy’s majority opinion (joined by Justices Ginsberg,