iOS app Android app

Becket Fund for Religious Liberty

Laura Bassett

Nuns Lose Case Against Birth Control Mandate | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.14.2015 | Politics

A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that the Little Sisters of the Poor, a Denver-based Catholic order of nuns, must comply with the Affordable Care...

The Hobby Lobby Contraception Case and the Rights of LGBT Individuals: Beware the Insidiousness of the Far Right

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Peter D. Rosenstein

Some individuals claim to want people to have rights such as marriage-equality, and then at the same time attempt to create a legal loophole for discrimination to thwart full equality for LGBT people.

On Contraception, Dumbing Down Tyranny

Peter Montgomery | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics
Peter Montgomery

In recent years, conservative evangelical and Catholic activists have made "religious liberty" their culture war rallying cry as well as their primary legal and political strategy. In doing so, they often use irresponsible rhetoric about American Christians being subject to tyranny and religious persecution.

Laura Bassett

Former Bush Official Files Suit Against Birth Control Rule | Laura Bassett | Posted 02.22.2012 | Politics

Jim Towey, the former director of George W. Bush’s Office of Faith-Based & Community Initiatives, slapped that same office with a federal lawsuit an...

Constitution Check: Does Mandated Birth Control Insurance Violate Religious Freedom?

Lyle Denniston | Posted 04.22.2012 | Religion
Lyle Denniston

It is settled under the Constitution, of course, that the government may not operate a program that favors one religious faith over another.

Indonesian Blasphemy Act Restricts Free Religious Expression

Asma Uddin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Asma Uddin

In upholding the Blasphemy Act, the Court affirmed the power of the state to compel individuals to abide by certain beliefs against their own conscience.