CASEFort Des Moines Church of Christ v. Jackson

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Fort Des Moines Church of Christ


Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys representing an Iowa church filed a federal lawsuit against members of the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, among others, to stop the government from censoring the church’s teaching on biblical sexuality and from forcing the church to open its restrooms and showers to members of the opposite sex.

 


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Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys representing an Iowa church filed a federal lawsuit against members of the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, among others, to stop the government from censoring the church’s teaching on biblical sexuality and from forcing the church to open its restrooms and showers to members of the opposite sex.
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Court Title Date
Trial Court
Notice of Voluntary Dismissal Oct 26 2016
Trial Court
Decision on motion to dismiss and motion for preliminary injunction Oct 14 2016
Trial Court
Plaintiff's resistance to state defendants' motion to dismiss Aug 15 2016
Trial Court
Plaintiff's reply in support of its motion for a preliminary injunction Aug 08 2016
Trial Court
Motion to dismiss Jul 28 2016
Trial Court
State defendants' resistance to plaintiff's motion for preliminary injunction Jul 28 2016
Trial Court
Brief in support of motion for preliminary injunction Jul 13 2016
Trial Court
Motion for preliminary injunction Jul 13 2016
Trial Court
Complaint Jul 04 2016

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Video: Fort Des Moines Church of Christ

ICRC publication: A Public Accommodations Provider’s Guide to Iowa Law

ICRC publication (old version): A Public Accommodations Provider’s Guide to Iowa Law

Blog Post: Iowa’s “Sorry We Got Caught” Brochure Edit Didn’t Change Bad Law That Still Threatens Churches

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