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Transgender man sues UMMS, alleges constitutional violations (access required)

The University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center canceled a transgender man’s prescribed hysterectomy because the surgery would have violated the hospital’s religious prohibition on direct sterilizations of patients, according to a lawsuit the man filed Thursday alleging the facility violated ...

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Justices decline challenge to Md. school’s Islam lesson (access required)

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to consider whether La Plata High School violated a Christian student’s constitutional First Amendment rights to freedom of religion and speech by teaching about Islam as part of a required world history class during the 2014-2015 school year.

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Ruling on Md. school’s Islam lesson appealed to Supreme Court (access required)

The U.S. Supreme Court may decide as early as next month if it will consider whether La Plata High School violated a Christian student’s constitutional First Amendment rights to freedom of religion and speech by providing lessons in Islam as ...

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Md. school’s Islam lesson was constitutional, 4th Circuit says (access required)

La Plata High School did not violate a Christian student’s constitutional First Amendment rights to freedom of religion and speech by providing lessons in Islam as part of a required world history class, a federal appeals court ruled Monday. In ...

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Atheistic group rejects call for appeal in Bladensburg Cross case (access required)

A 40-foot tall cross erected as a war memorial on state-owned land in Bladensburg violates the constitutional separation of church and state, though it is used to symbolize noble patriotic sacrifice, an atheistic organization stated Monday in papers filed in ...

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Frosh reviews Bladensburg Cross case as Hogan seeks action (access required)

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh said Thursday he has not reached a decision on whether a 40-foot tall cross erected as a war memorial on state-owned land in Bladensburg violates the constitutional separation of church and state, as a ...

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Maryland ‘Peace Cross’ violates Constitution, 4th Circuit says (access required)

A 40-foot tall cross erected as a war memorial on state-owned land in Bladensburg violates the constitutional separation of church and state, a divided federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. “The monument has the primary effect of endorsing religion and excessively ...

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