If the high court declines to intervene, same-sex marriages performed in Utah during the brief window when such unions were legal will be eligible for spousal benefits on July 21.
The Utah attorney general says he’ll challenge an appellate ruling that declared the state’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional.
The Supreme Court offers a further sign that it favors letting employers with religious objections avoid the Obama administration’s so-called contraception mandate.
The Supreme Court declares May 5 that the Constitution not only allows for prayer at government meetings, but sectarian prayer.
On March 25, the Supreme Court explores the murky territory where an employer’s religious rights collide with the interests of its employees or the government.
Synod President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison gives reasons why Americans need to discuss issues in the U.S. Supreme Court case against the Affordable Care Act.
Conception. Pregnancy. Abortion. Abortifacient. Those words today are in a rhetorical swamp where contesting religious, medical and political views muddy understanding.
The brief relates to upcoming Supreme Court cases — involving Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties — that resulted from the Affordable Care Act and its Health and Human Services’ mandate.
Matt Bowman, senior legal counsel for the Alliance Defending Freedom, talks with LCMS members in a Jan. 23 webinar on the challenges to Americans’ religious freedoms.
It’s only a matter of time before the justices are likely to consider a new wave of state restrictions.
Federal officials ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review the government mandate that private companies offer employees birth-control coverage despite the business owner’s moral objections.
Responding to the June 26 decision striking down part of a federal law defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman, the LCMS issues a statement saying “we are saddened for our nation, even as we call our fellow Christians to faithfulness and prayer.”