Religious Freedom

Obama Tweaks the Birth Control Mandate—and the Right Is Still Angry
August 22, 2014

Obama Administration adapts regulation in response to recent Supreme Court rulings, but it's not enough for employers with religious objections to contraception

The Real Victim of the GOP’s Assault on Obamacare
The Hobby Lobby case killed our national consensus on religious freedom
June 28, 2014

The partisan rancor consuming today's Washington has shattered the consensus in favor of religious accommodations.

Conservative Christians Just Won a Huge Case. Why Won't They Celebrate?
May 06, 2014

The Supreme Court just handed down a big victory for social conservatives. But their reaction has been muted. It seems outrage against secular triumphs is more fun than celebrating their own wins.

If That Crazy Nevada Rancher Had Cried Religious Liberty, the GOP Would Have His Back
April 22, 2014

Poor Cliven Bundy—his anti-government claptrap didn't impress rule-of-law conservatives. Too bad he didn't follow Hobby Lobby's lead.

How "Religious Freedom" Laws Sanction Discrimination
Even where it's already legal
March 12, 2014

Anti-discrimination laws can't protect gay people against the new "religious freedom."

Do the New "Turn the Gays Away" Bills Stand Up to the Constitution?
February 25, 2014

What scholars had to say about the recent spate of anti-gay bills.

Tennessee: Where 'Religious Freedom' Frees Snake Handlers to Abuse Animals
January 15, 2014

Tennesseeans may be protecting the religious rights handler venemous snakes—but what about the poor snakes? Or the people those snakes might poison?