Supreme Court declines religious liberty dispute between California and Texas

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(Worthy News) – The declined a case challenging ’s ban on state-funded travel to and other states that allow and foster care agencies to refuse service to gay and couples on Monday.

The court shut down the case in an unsigned order. Justice Samuel Alito dissented, joined by Justice Clarence Thomas, writing that he did not have any opinions on the facts of the case but that he was displeased that the court did not exercise its original jurisdiction powers.

The dispute arose out of a 2016 ban in which California forbade state-sponsored or -funded travel to any state that passes laws voiding or impeding nondiscrimination protections for people on the basis of sexual orientation or identity. In 2017, Texas passed a law ordering state agencies and local governments against taking “any adverse action” against child placement groups that decline to serve a couple based on the group’s “sincerely held religious beliefs.” [ Source: Washington Examiner (Read More…) ]

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