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Prince George’s County violated church’s religious rights, 4th Circuit says

Prince George’s County violated Victory Temple’s religious freedom when it denied the evangelical Christian church’s application to build a sanctuary in Bowie for its more than 2,000 congregants, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of ...

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Hogan calls orders’ challenge moot, negated by high court

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, ...

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Baltimore synagogue must pay ‘rain tax,’ appeals court rules

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.

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Frosh supports same-sex couple in Supreme Court case

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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Supreme Court issues new orders list; no mention of same-sex marriage

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(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 ...

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