Case Seeking Religious Exemption From LGBTQ Rights to Go Forward

Jan. 27, 2021, 6:33 PM

A group of Christian churches and Christian-owned businesses who say they enjoy religious freedom from complying with a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling and related federal guidance that protects LGBT workers from job bias have standing to pursue their lawsuit, a federal judge in Texas ruled.

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas has jurisdiction because the U.S. Pastor Council, Braidwood Management Inc., and Bear Creek Bible Church’s claims under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and the First Amendment are ripe for adjudication, Judge Reed C. O’Connor said Tuesday.

The groups sued the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ...

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