An Oregon Judge Who Discriminated Against LGBTQ People Loses His Final Court Appeal

A state judge in Oregon who was disciplined for, among other things, refusing to perform weddings for same-sex couples won’t have his case heard by the U.S. Supreme Court.

An Oregon Public School Is Accused Of Discriminating Against LGBTQ Kids And Forcing A Student To Read The Bible

Oregon’s Department of Education (ODE) is investigating disturbing reports of potential violations of religious freedom and LGBTQ rights at a public high school. For us at Americans United, the implication that North Bend High School staff may have been using their personal religious beliefs to determine how they treat LGBTQ students is particularly alarming.

Someone Else’s Religion Should Have No Power To Make You Invisible

Religious Right groups have worked hard to make the owner of the Colorado bakery that turned away Craig and Mullins into a victim of persecution and a hero. He is neither. He’s simply a person who wants to take an entire segment of our population and treat them poorly because of his narrow interpretation of a religious book.

Americans United Submits Amicus Brief Against Bakers Who Discriminated Against Same-Sex Couple

The Oregon Court of Appeals has been asked to decide whether the First Amendment gives businesses the right to discriminate against customers. In a friend-of-the-court brief filed yesterday, Americans United explained that the First Amendment does no such thing.  

Committee Recommends Removal Of Oregon Judge Who Screened LGBT Marriage Applicants

The Oregon judge who was made infamous for both his screening of LGBT marriage applicants and for having a portrait of Hitler on his wall is in danger of losing his job.

Oregon Anti-LGBT Bakers Finally Pony Up The Dough

Remember the Oregon bakers who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, and then insisted that they could not pay their state-ordered fine despite raising $500,000 via crowdfunding? Well, it looks like they're finally paying out.

Oregon City Council Member Promises "Ass Whooping" To Transgender Children, Calls Muslims "Pure Evil"

Presented with no comment, but an exasperated sigh.

Oregon Judge Who Allegedly Screened Out Same-Sex Marriage Applicants Will Face Hearing

The wheels of justice are moving on one judge who refuses to do his job.

Sore Losers: Religious Zealots Call For ‘Resistance’ To Marriage Equality

Marriage equality may be the law of the land in the United States, but that doesn’t mean the Religious Right has given up on the matter. In fact, a group led by the head of a government religious liberty council thinks all who oppose the ruling should employ “constitutional resistance” and essentially ignore the U.S. Supreme Court.

Don't Forget About Me: Anti-LGBT Bakers Jump On The Kim Davis Train By Ignoring Court-Ordered Fine

The problem with the Kim Davis media circus (in which we have participated, admittedly) is that it encourages other anti-LGBT attention seekers to air their terrible opinions. Tired of taking a back seat on the Davis Train, a pair of old friends are back in the news.

Martyr Movie: Ted Cruz’s Claims About ‘Religious Freedom’ Persecution Were Debunked Long Ago

With Donald Trump getting all the attention in the race for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, other candidates are getting increasingly desperate to stay relevant. Enter U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), a Tea Party darling who is putting in an all-out effort to court evangelical voters.

Oregon Couple Discriminated Against By Bakery Speaks Out

Oregon couple Rachel and Laurel Bowman-Cryer broke their silence on Tuesday about their legal battle with Sweet Cakes by Melissa and its owners Aaron and Melissa Klein. Their lawsuit was less about the cake the company refused to sell them for their wedding, the couple says, than the intense harassment and bullying they received once their complaints and personal information were made public