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First Liberty Cases

First Liberty is the largest non-profit legal firm in America solely dedicated to defending and protecting our most important civil liberty: religious freedom.

For over two decades, First Liberty has been at the forefront of some of the nation’s most critical cases, representing people of all faiths across four key areas: the U.S. military, schools, houses of worship and the public arena, including the workplace.

Currently, First Liberty is fighting a record number of cases that are headed toward the U.S. Supreme Court. Every victory that First Liberty achieves at the Supreme Court has a profound impact on the religious freedom of veterans, teachers, students, legislators, private business owners and private citizens – all who are taking a courageous stand to fight for their First Amendment rights.

Click on the links below to learn more about First Liberty’s cases and clients.

Insight for Living Ministries Case

Insight for Living Ministries

October 31, 2017

Under the HHS Mandate, Insight for Living Ministries could be forced to provide insurance coverage for abortion-inducing drugs or pay penalties of $100 per day per employee.

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Cornerstone World Outreach Church Case

Cornerstone World Outreach Church

July 5, 2016

State of Iowa Claims It Can Tell Churches What They Can Teach on Matters of Sexuality

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Oklahoma State University allows pro-life group on campus following First Liberty action

Oklahomans United for Life

April 29, 2016

Oklahoma State University allows pro-life group on campus following First Liberty action.

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Agape Resource and Assistance Center Case

Agape Resource and Assistance Center

June 12, 2014

City of Plano, Texas reverses ban on Agape Resource and Assistance Center.

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Isaiah 61 Ministries Case

Isaiah 61 Ministries

December 18, 2013
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Town's discriminatory zoning ordinances against Opulent Life Church struck down.

Opulent Life Church

April 8, 2013

First Liberty achieved a victory for Opulent Life Church at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, establishing an important precedent for the protection of other churches.

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Dear Coach Kennedy,

I would like to say thank you. Your dedication to your faith and your commitment to the positive education of our youth is truly admirable. I am deeply grateful for your military service and for taking a courageous stance in protecting religious liberty rights for teachers and administrators.

If our First Amendment protects a player’s right to kneel in protest, it certainly protects your right to kneel in prayer.

I was shocked to learn that Bremerton High School suspended you after denying your request to continue your wholesome practice of giving thanks after football games.

The Bremerton School District’s actions violate the law and send the wrong message to coaches, young people, our communities, and our nation — a message of hostility to religious freedom and intolerance toward personal religious expression.

Please know that you are not alone in this difficult time — I support you and First Liberty as you continue to fight for religious freedom! Our schools need more coaches like you, our country needs more citizens like you, and our world needs more people like you.