Oregon Court of Appeals hears Appeal by Kleins3/3/17
Yesterday, 3/2/17, the three judge panel from the Oregon Court of Appeals heard the appeal of the $135,000 fine proposed by the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries and, later, upheld by then Oregon Labor Commissioner, Brad Avakian back on 4/24/15 ref, ref2, ref3.
It is assumed that this case will make it along with many others to the U.S. Supreme Court. The significant thing about this hearing is that the Constitution and due process can be argued where constitutional law takes a much high . . . [more]Washington state Supreme Court rules against Barronelle Stutzman2/17/17
Washington state Supreme Court on 2/16/17, rules against florist, Barronelle Stutzman, who declined to make flower arrangements for a same-sex wedding and says she must pay for the court costs up to this time. It was determined by the court that Barronelle Stutzman engaged in sexual discrimination.
As applied in this case, the Washington Law Against Discrimination does not compel speech or association. And assuming that it substantially burdens Stutzmanís religious free exercise, the Washing . . . [more]University pays $25,000 to student expelled for religious beliefs1/31/17
Missouri State University pays Andrew Cash $25,000 in a settlement in December 2016 on the condition that he not apply admission or work at Missouri State University and the university would not admit guilt.
Andrew Cash was kicked out of the Master's Counseling program after he said he would not counsel homosexual couples regarding their marriage and would instead refer them to another counselor.
Emily Brooker was paid $27,000 when she sued the university in 2006 when she received a level . . . [more]Washington State Supreme Court hears Arlene's Flowers case11/15/16
The Washington State Supreme Court heard oral arguments regarding Robert Ingersoll and curt Freed V. Arlene's Flowers, Inc., Et Al. case ref (link has video of hearing. approx. 1 hour.) see also hot cases 3
The arguments centered around whether Barronelle Stutzman was compelled against her will to express speech that she does not agree with such as supporting same sex marriage or whether she was engaging in discrimination against a protected class.Kim Davis released from jail8/27/15
Timeline:06/26/15: Gov. Beshear issued a directive ordering all Kentucky county clerks to personally authorize SSM licenses
(the "SSM Mandate"). ref
06/26/15: County clerk Kim Davis announces that the Rowan County Clerk's Office would no longer issue marriage licenses to any couples. ref
08/17/15: District court judge David L. Bunning orders Kim Davis to issue marriage licenses, but stays his order pending appeal. ref, ref2
08/26/15: Kim Davis ordered by the 6th circuit t . . . [more]