Catholic Social Services came under fire from the city of Philadelphia, Pa. when it stated it would not place foster children in homes of same-sex couples. Even though they were actually never asked to do so, Catholic Social Services lost their contract with Philadelphia.
Pro-life advocates in Pittsburgh peaceably engage in one-on-one conversations with, and pass literature to, women about one of the most important decisions they will ever make—whether to kill their unborn baby. They also conduct prayer vigils. However, a Pittsburgh ordinance bars them from doing so within 15 feet of entries to abortion clinics, largely crippling their efforts.
A Woman’s Friend Pregnancy Resource Clinic v. Becerra, Livingwell Medical Clinic v. Becerra and National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra
These cases involved crisis pregnancy centers that were subject to a California State requirement calling for them to make disclosures about their services. But, the state did not require similar disclosures by abortion providers.
Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia and Altitude Express, Inc. v. Zarda and R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes v. EEOC
The term gender identity was coined to distinguish it from the term sex in our civil rights laws. That by itself should end the attempt to equate the two expressions. Similarly, sexual orientation is not a concept inherent in the term sex. Sex refers to one’s objective, biological gender. Sexual orientation refers to one’s romantic preference.
The owner of a floral business in Richland, Washington, has served and employed homosexual and lesbian people for many years. When she refused to participate—designing floral arrangements—in a homosexual wedding she was sued by Washington’s Attorney General.