September 21, 2021
A legal challenge to Florida’s Fairness in Women’s Sports Act that, if successful, could jeopardize the safety and athletic opportunities of female athletes by forcing them to compete against males who identify as female.
September 10, 2021
A legal challenge to West Virginia’s Save Women’s Sports Act that, if successful, would undermine women’s sports by allowing males who identify as female to compete with females in girls’ and women’s sports.
May 28, 2021
United States of America Pageants is an independent, national pageant that provides women with development, public-speaking, networking, and confidence-building opportunities. But a male who identifies as a female sued USOA Pageants after learning that the pageant allows only women to compete - even though pageant officials offered to look for other pageants that allow males. USOA Pageants was represented by John Kaempf at the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon. ADF filed a Notice of Appearance on May 28th, 2021 with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
July 13, 2021
Pro-liberty student group sues Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville over unconstitutional speech policies
July 1, 2021
Anchorage officials are once again using an ordinance to force the Downtown Hope Center’s shelter to admit males and let them sleep alongside women who have suffered physical and sexual abuse. The ordinance also shuts down the center’s ability to communicate about its religious beliefs on its website and on other signs posted around the center.
May 24, 2021
University of Alabama policies require students to request approval to speak days in advance, and because the permits are subject to the university’s approval, administrators can pick and choose which events and viewpoints are allowed on campus. The policies violate Alabama’s FORUM Act, which requires public colleges and universities to respect the free speech rights of students on campus.
May 17, 2021
The Gestational Age Act is a Mississippi law that protects the health of pregnant mothers, the dignity of unborn children, and the integrity of the medical profession by limiting abortions after 15 weeks in gestational age, permitting them only in medical emergencies or for severe fetal abnormality. Mississippi’s law highlights a conflict between the Supreme Court’s ruling in Roe v. Wade and the court’s repeated affirmation in subsequent cases that states have a legitimate interest in limiting abortion and protecting “vulnerable and innocent life” from the moment of conception.
April 7, 2021
NY photographer challenges state law that threatens steep fines, jail time for artists
February 18, 2021
Summary Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys representing Christian student organization Ratio Christi filed a motion in federal court to intervene in defense of a U.S. Department of Education regulation which requires all public colleges and universities that are federal grant recipients to comply with the First Amendment. Americans United for Separation of Church and State filed suit to challenge the rule, implemented during the Trump administration, on behalf of the Secular Student Alliance.
February 17, 2021
The Bristol Regional Women’s Center is challenging a 2015 Tennessee law protecting women and requiring a waiting period before abortions can be procured. The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a similar waiting period in Planned Parenthood v. Casey.