SCOTUS wants to see anti-discrimination laws applied without religious bias.
After the state ends a lawsuit over a transgender celebration cake, the customer files her own civil claim.
With the Equality Act, Congressional Democrats Want To Redefine 'Sex' To Include Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation
Here's why that's a bad idea—and it has nothing to do with God's wrath, women's rights rollbacks, or locker-room predators.
Does current precedent forbidding discrimination on the basis of sex-based stereotypes apply here?
Does Yale Law School's Antidiscrimination Policy on Subsidies for Student Employment Discriminate on the Basis of Religion?
The answer is no, despite conservatives' claims to the contrary. But that does not entirely resolve questions about the wisdom of the policy.
A state-level decision against the property owner shows the limits of the Supreme Court's wedding cake ruling.
But is it actually even needed?
The Supreme Court's Recent Religious Liberty/Death Penalty Decision is Bad—But Not Quite as Bad as Many Think
The justices were wrong to reject a religious discrimination claim in a case where a person sentenced to death was not allowed access to a Muslim cleric at the moment of death. But the decision was not the result of anti-Muslim bigotry.
The city defines nudity as showing nipple, but only if you're a woman.
Shahid Shafi identifies as a Republican because he believes in small government.
Is he rejecting a customer or rejecting a message? The difference matters.
Living constitutionalists argue that their methodology allows us to improve constitutional law over time. But what if it actually makes it worse? Legal scholar Ernest Young raises that very question in an important new article.
Justices are being asked yet again to argue about wedding cakes and whether the Civil Rights Act covers discrimination against gay and transgender people.
The most sensible and effective way to police private college admissions practices isn't litigation or regulation, but competition.
No, a baker cannot be compelled to "support gay marriage" with frosting.
A ban on gay sex dated back to 1861, when India was ruled by the British.
Both right and left decry implicit government discrimination on the basis of religion when it targets groups they sympathize with. But both are all too ready to turn a blind eye in other cases.
The feds hound Facebook for ads that allegedly violate the Fair Housing Act.
Former Biscayne Park Police Chief Raimundo Atesiano is accused of arrested black men for burglaries to boost the department's image.
Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris proposes a ban to loosen company policies on neckties.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders Got Booted From a Restaurant, but Florists and Photographers Should Have to Work Gay Weddings?
Let's get behind economic freedom for everyone, even when we don't like how they use it.
Her money is green, and you can talk to her while she's chowing down.
The Supreme Court's ruling was based on state officials' apparent hostility to the bakers' religious beliefs. There is far stronger evidence of such hostility in the travel ban case.
Immigrants who commit crimes should be punished. But no more than others who commit the same offense.
Free extra credit to "encourage female students to go [in]to information sciences."
If the Supreme Court rules that Trump's campaign statements cannot be used to prove that his travel ban order was an attempt to discriminate against Muslims, it could create a dangerous precedent.
Best known as the "father of Harlem," he was guided by the theory that free markets penalize bigotry.
Workplace Discrimination Against Gays Is Covered Under the Civil Rights Act, Says a Second Federal Court
A third court disagrees. The Supreme Court had the chance to take on the case to resolve the conflict, but it declined.
Meanwhile, drunk driving and vehicular assault by officers are not firing offenses in Hudson County.
Lower courts are split on whether sex-based protections cover orientation.
Businesses shouldn't have to serve those who offend them.
This country has a long history of protections for freedom of conscience.
"Our findings reveal widespread suspicion that morality requires belief in a god."
The Department of Justice argues that sexual orientation isn't covered unless Congress adds it.
Citing a backlog of complaints, the Title IX enforcement office pledges to prioritize case resolution over fishing expeditions.