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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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Frosh, Trump agree on Bladensburg Cross’ constitutionality (access required)

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh and the Trump administration have found something they agree on: The U.S. Supreme Court should overturn a decision that a 40-foot cross erected as a war memorial in Bladensburg violates the constitutional separation of ...

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Justices will consider constitutionality of Bladensburg ‘Peace Cross’ (access required)

The U.S. Supreme Court will consider whether a 40-foot cross erected as a war memorial in Bladensburg violates the constitutional separation of church and state. The justices on Friday agreed to hear an appeal by defenders of the Bladensburg “Peace ...

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Defenders of Bladensburg ‘Peace Cross’ make final plea to justices (access required)

In a final plea that the Supreme Court hear their appeal, defenders of a 40-foot cross erected as a war memorial in Bladensburg told the justices the monolith represents noble patriotic sacrifice and is not an unconstitutional governmental endorsement of Christianity, as a lower court has ruled.

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Frosh waited too long to file in ‘Peace Cross’ case, GOP opponent says (access required)

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh may have waited too long to challenge in the U.S. Supreme Court a federal appeals court ruling that a 40-foot cross erected more than 90 years ago as a war memorial on state-owned land in Bladensburg violates the constitutional separation of church and state, his re-election foe said Friday.

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Humanist group urges justices to let ‘Bladensburg Cross’ ruling stand (access required)

A group that advocates for a sharp separation of church and state is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to let stand a lower court’s ruling that a 40-foot-cross erected as a war memorial on state-owned land in Bladensburg violates the ...

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