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    LIBERTY ALERTS, LIBERTY COUNSEL ORLANDO, FLORIDA – Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, has expanded its services to offering “transgender” hormone therapy. Planned Parenthood’s 2016-17 annual report states: “We’re expanding access to care — from pioneering research on self-injectable birth control to offering new services for our transgender patients. Planned Parenthood has...
    LIBERTY ALERTS, LIBERTY COUNSEL WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Supreme Court declined yesterday to hear two cases challenging the constitutionality of a Mississippi law that allows religious organizations to refuse to hire persons or provide services to LGBT people in situations that conflict with their sincerely held religious beliefs. The high court’s...
    LIBERTY ALERTS, ACLJ The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) just announced their draft HHS Strategic Plan, FY 2018–2022. Starting in 2010, HHS has been required to release a strategic plan every four years. This time their plan, for the first time ever, has explicitly recognized that life begins at...
    KELSEY HARKNESS, HERITAGE FOUNDATION After facing a lawsuit over its treatment of a kindergartener who identifies as transgender, a nationally recognized public charter school in Minnesota has agreed to adopt a far-reaching inclusionary policy. The school also agreed to pay the child’s parents $120,000. In the settlement, Nova Classical Academy promised to...
    LIBERTY ALERTS, LIBERTY COUNSEL TRENTON, NJ -- A bill that directs the New Jersey Commissioner of Education to review and modify public school guidelines to accommodate and promote the rights of “transgender” students, in accordance with current State or federal laws and regulations, has passed the Senate and the Assembly...
    LIBERTY ALERTS, LIBERTY COUNSEL BOSTON -- Today (JUNE 6) the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities (chaired by Representative Kay Khan and Senator Jennifer Flanagan) held a hearing on H1190, an overly broad piece of legislation that would prohibit an entire class of patients from accessing...
    LIBERTY COUNSEL LINCOLN, NE – Today Nebraska state senators ended debate on LB173, a bill that would have added “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the state’s employment nondiscrimination statues. This bill would also have allowed municipalities to add “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to their public accommodation and...
    LIBERTY ALERTS, LIBERTY COUNSEL A Kentucky district judge, Henry Wilhoit, dismissed a lawsuit in which Chris Sevier and Elizabeth Ording demanded the constitutional right to marry their laptop and parrot, respectively. These two individuals were seeking to demonstrate that marriage is not a right but a privilege that is narrowly...
    LIBERTY COUNSEL JACKSONVILLE, FL –  Liberty Counsel filed a Motion for Summary Judgment today in John Parsons v. City of Jacksonville, Florida, a lawsuit to invalidate a city ordinance that adds “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” as “protected categories” under Jacksonville law. Liberty Counsel’s motion shows the court that the...
    LIBERTY ALERTS, LIBERTY COUNSEL Today the Arkansas Supreme Court struck down a city’s ordinance that unlawfully added sexual orientation and gender identity. In the unanimous ruling, the court ruled that the City of Fayetteville violated state law by adding these two categories when state law did not include them. Arkansas’ civil...