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Becket Fund for Religious Liberty

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

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 06.02.2014 | Gay 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

Colo. Christian University Sues Over Obama Birth Control Provision

AP | Posted 12.22.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- Colorado Christian University has a filed a lawsuit challenging the Barack Obama administration's health care legislation requirement that t...

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.