Alliance Defending Freedom

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Backed by a conservative advocacy group, three girls are suing the local athletic association to prevent trans athletes from competing in girls sports.
Politics
Introduced by GOP Rep. Nancy Barto, the measure would apply to elementary and high schools, as well as colleges and universities, but only to female teams.
Queer Voices
Many believe a pending federal lawsuit filed by the Alliance Defending Freedom could have greater implications for LGBTQ people if the ban isn't lifted.
Politics
Republicans are about to confirm lifetime federal judges ages 37, 40 and 46.
Politics
Two new bills hope to increase regulations and remove the plate that a lawmaker says has fed over $1 million "to an extremist hate group.”
Queer Voices
The Alliance Defending Freedom, which is best known for supporting a baker who refused to make a cake for a gay wedding, is representing the organization.
Queer Voices
The Southern Poverty Law Center isn't having any of it.
Denver
Many of the Colorado legislators who aligned with ADF were part of an unofficial "hearing" in November focused largely on
Denver
The ADF letter, which has not been previously reported on, came after CDPHE, in an August 31 letter, rejected a demand by
Denver
NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado issued a report yesterday exposing the legislative influence in Colorado of two national anti-choice organizations, Americans United for Life (AUL) and Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), as well as the state-wide network of "crisis pregnancy centers."
Denver
Levin discussed a number reasons churches don't take action, ranging from, "The rapture is coming," and "I don't want to scare people away," to, "You're being too political," and, "Separation of church and state."
Queer Voices
Discrimination laws protect Christians far more than gays in this country. They restrict a business owner from refusing to serve certain protected classes. At the same time the 1st Amendment protects free speech, and free speech includes the right not to speak.
Queer Voices
While the group prefers to talk about its "religious liberty" work when in the media spotlight, ADF is actively working to promote and defend anti-sodomy laws that criminalize gay sex.
Politics
The other board member who voted against changing the textbook, Jill Humpherys, said she thought the text “discussed biological
Queer Voices
Fox News helped turn a bogus story about subpoenas sent to a handful of Houston pastors into a national rallying cry for religious liberty. Now the network is helping promote an event that will pit some of the country's most extreme anti-LGBT voices against the city's nondiscrimination ordinance.
Queer Voices
However, according to city officials and the lawsuit itself, the Hitching Post filed papers with the Idaho Secretary of State
Queer Voices
At the very least people should get their facts straight first. There is no ministry being forced to perform gay marriages. There is a business that is discriminating, not a ministry. Under the law, businesses don't have the special privileges given to religious groups.
Queer Voices
Some individuals claim to want people to have rights such as marriage-equality, and then at the same time attempt to create a legal loophole for discrimination to thwart full equality for LGBT people.
Politics
"We see that private parties are the driving force here," Jonathan Scruffs, an attorney for the Christian advocacy group