A constitutional challenge to Gov. Larry Hogan’s safer-at-home orders has been rendered moot by a relaxation in his pandemic-compelled directives and negated by a U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding restrictions on attendance at houses of worship amid the COVID-19 virus, ...Read More »
A Christian fellowship with ties to Africa can pursue its claim that Baltimore County violated its right to religious freedom by prohibiting it from operating a church on land the fellowship purchased in Pikesville, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday. ...Read More »
Requiring a Baltimore synagogue to pay a stormwater management fee imposed on city property owners does not violate the facility’s right to free exercise of religion, Maryland’s second-highest court has ruled in upholding a circuit court decision.Read More »
Business owners must put aside their religious objections to same-sex marriage and comply with state laws prohibiting discrimination against gays and lesbians in providing goods and services, Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh said this week in joining a U.S. Supreme ...
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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is allowing Washington state to require pharmacies to dispense Plan B or other emergency contraceptives, rejecting an appeal from pharmacists who said they have religious objections to providing the drugs. The justices’ order on Tuesday ...Read More »
(Bloomberg) The Supreme Court deferred acting on gay marriage, issuing a list of orders without mentioning the seven pending appeals that seek a definitive ruling on the constitutional rights of same-sex couples Thursday’s action provides no indication of how the ...Read More »