Two churches, three schools, and a pregnancy center network filed suit in state court to challenge the Virginia Values Act, a law that forces the nonprofit ministries to abandon their core convictions in hiring and other polices or face fines up to $100,000 for each violation. The law, enacted July 1, 2020, compels churches, religious schools, and Christian ministries to hire employees who do not share their stated beliefs on marriage, sexuality, and gender identity.
ImageAugust 20th, 2021VA faith-based groups ask court to reconsider ruling that allows state to ruin them for their beliefs
ImageJuly 15th, 2021VA churches, faith-based groups to court: We shouldn’t face financial ruin for operating by our beliefs
ImageDecember 17th, 2020Virginia churches, ministries urge governor, legislators to protect freedom for all, not just some
ImageSeptember 29th, 2020Virginia: Abandon your beliefs or pay $100,000 fines