LIBERTY COUNSEL BOSTON, MA – Liberty Counsel filed its opening brief today in the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit to defend Pastor Scott Lively’s name and strike federal Judge Michael A. Ponsor’s unnecessary and prejudicial language from the case brought against Lively by Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG). Since the...
LIBERTY COUNSEL WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Liberty Counsel filed an amicus brief today in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, in which the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether the government can force a Lakewood, Colorado cake artist to use his artistic talents to create a wedding cake celebrating a same-sex ceremony. This case...
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 Plaintiffs Jane Does 1-5 are described in the complaint as “transgender” with the female pronoun, meaning they are no doubt biological men who want to identify as women. The lawsuit claims President Trump’s directive somehow violates Equal Protection and Due Process. President Trump announced on July 26...
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 COUNSEL WASHINGTON, D.C. -  Defense Secretary James Mattis announced just hours before a July 1 deadline that he will defer implementation of the so-called transgender policy until January 1, 2018. The Obama-era policy would have allowed incoming service members identifying as “transgender” to enlist if they have been “stable” in their...
LIBERTY COUNSEL Fort Benning, GA – Liberty Counsel has issued a letter to Fort Benning Army Base commanding officers requesting them to comply with the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) and the Department of Defense (DOD) Instruction which provides Army personnel religious accommodation and exemption from so-called “transgender” directives which violate their...
LIBERTY COUNSEL ASHEVILLE, NC – The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals handed North Carolina magistrates a huge victory by ruling that the plaintiffs who opposed their religious liberty opt out of same-sex “marriage” lacked standing to challenge the law. Liberty Counsel represented, among others, Magistrate Brenda Bumgarner, who has an excellent record during...
BY SELWYN DUKE Whether you’re a lawmaker considering a “bathroom bill” or some other “transgender”-oriented legislation, or a citizen pondering a vote influencing the matter, you need the facts. The following are 10 “transgender” truths: There is no sound science behind the transgender agenda. No “expert” can point to any...
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 ALERTS, LIBERTY COUNSEL REHOVOT, ISRAEL –  A recent study released from Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science refutes propaganda from LGBT activists who detach gender completely from sex and promote that men can become so-called "women" by merely "identifying" as female, and vice-versa. Professor Shmuel Pietrokovski and Dr. Moran Gershoni,...
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 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...