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May 17, 2022
The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Christiana Kiefer regarding South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster’s signing Monday of the Save Women’s Sports Act, a bill that protects opportunities for women and girls in athletics by ensuring they are not forced to compete against males playing on women’s sports teams: “Girls deserve to compete on a level playing field. We welcome South Carolina to the growing number of states that have acted to preserve fair competition for all females, whether in grade school or college. When the law ignores biological ...
May 16, 2022
ADF attorneys available for media interviews following hearing
May 13, 2022
The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Gregory S. Baylor regarding the U.S. House of Representatives’ approval Friday of HR 5129, a bill that eliminates religious freedom protections for faith-based participants in the Community Services Block Grant program: “Faith-based organizations contribute significantly to their communities by providing compassionate care to the most vulnerable among us. That’s exactly why faith-based social service providers participate in the Community Services Block Grant program. But now the House has voted to eliminate ...
May 11, 2022
The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Denise Burke regarding the failure Wednesday of the deceptively named “Women’s Health Protection Act” to pass the U.S. Senate for the second time this year: “Today the U.S. Senate once again rejected legislation that would have endangered women and unborn babies under the guise of ‘health care.’ The so-called ‘Women’s Health Protection Act’ would have prohibited most—if not all—of the reasonable state laws related to abortion that are currently in place to protect the health of pregnant mothers, the dignity of ...
May 10, 2022
Middle school teacher vindicated after being forced to cover up student’s social transition from parents
May 9, 2022
The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Christiana Kiefer regarding Gov. Bill Lee’s signing Friday of SB 2153, a bill that extends the state’s existing protections for middle and high school female athletes to women in college, ensuring they are not forced to compete against males playing on collegiate women’s sports teams: “Women and girls deserve to compete on a level playing field. An 18-year-old college freshman losing a spot on the team to a male athlete is just as unfair and harmful as when it happens to an 18-year-old high school senior. That ...
May 3, 2022
The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Zack Pruitt regarding Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s signing Tuesday of the Forming Open and Robust University Minds (FORUM) Act, a bill designed to ensure that public colleges and universities can’t ban students from engaging in expressive activity in the open, outdoor areas of campus: “Public colleges and universities are meant to be free and open to the exchange of ideas—a place where our future teachers, lawyers, doctors, judges, community leaders, and voters can exercise their constitutionally protected freedom ...
May 2, 2022
The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Legal Counsel Jacob Reed following a federal district court hearing held Monday in Christian Employers Alliance v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, a case in which ADF attorneys represent CEA in a challenge to two Biden administration mandates that force religious nonprofit and for-profit employers to pay for and perform surgeries, procedures, counseling, and treatments that seek to alter one’s biological sex—actions that violate their religious beliefs: “The Constitution protects religious healthcare providers and ...
May 2, 2022
The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel and Vice President of Appellate Advocacy John Bursch regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Monday in Shurtleff v. City of Boston, a case in which the city of Boston excluded a Christian flag from its City Hall flagpole program, which allowed a wide variety of other flags to be flown: “When city officials open a program or activity to ‘all applicants,’ they cannot exclude those wishing to express religious beliefs. The city of Boston’s exclusion of religious expression from an otherwise wide-open public ...