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Cornerstone Applauds Supreme Court School Choice Decision

New Hampshire families can celebrate! The Supreme Court removed religious barriers to school choice initiatives with its recent decision in the Espinoza case, ruling that a school choice scholarship program in Montana could not discriminate against schools on the basis of religion. The same decision struck a blow against long-standing state constitutional provisions known as Blaine Amendments that forbid state aid to religious schools …

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Supreme Court Rules Against Women’s Health

Women’s health went up against abortion providers at the U.S. Supreme Court, and today in the June Medical decision on June 29 the abortion providers won. The Court blew it today. The Louisiana law at issue in the case required that abortion providers have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of their abortion facility. On a 5-4 vote, as narrow a vote …

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Supreme Court Cases to Watch Next Week

In light of the recent Bostock decision that undermined women’s rights by redefining “sex” discrimination to include gender identity, we’ve been watching the Supreme Court docket carefully. Early next week, the Court should issue decisions on three cases the outcomes of which could be of vital importance to issues surrounding life, health, and religious and educational freedom in New Hampshire and throughout the country. …

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Religious Freedom Wins at the Supreme Court!

In a 7-2 decision announced on June 4, the U.S. Supreme Court found in favor of Jack Phillips, a Colorado baker who declined to provide services for a wedding ceremony that was in violation of his religious beliefs. In Masterpiece Cake Shop v. Colorado Human Rights Commission, the Supreme Court ruled that a state commission was wrong to punish the baker for living out his religious faith. This is a First Amendment …

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Message to Supreme Court: Religious Liberty at Stake in Masterpiece Cakeshop Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments in a case pitting a Colorado civil rights panel against a baker who declined to provide services for a wedding ceremony in violation of his religious beliefs. Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission raises a significant religious liberty issue. Cornerstone Action has joined 32 other family policy agencies to submit an amicus curiae brief to …

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Statement on Supreme Court Marriage Decisions, 6/26/13

CONCORD- Today the Supreme Court in a 5-4 vote determined that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional under the 5th Amendment which contains a prohibition to deny a person equal protection under the law. The Defense of Marriage Act was also struck down on federalism grounds.  This decision would not invalidate any of the state laws or constitutional amendments, but would force …

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