• University Settles Lawsuit After Discriminating Against Republicans

    University Settles Lawsuit After Discriminating Against Republicans

    A Washington university is shelling out big bucks to settle a dispute with a Republican student group that filed a lawsuit alleging the school discriminated against it by charging exorbitant security fees for speaker events.

    The University of Washington settled with the university’s College Republicans Monday, agreeing to pay $122,500 to make the lawsuit go away. The settlement comes after the campus group filed a lawsuit claiming that UW’s speaker policies “unconstitutionally infringed upon the [University of Washington College Republicans’] First Amendment freedom of speech by making it unaffordable and therefore impractical to host events likely to invite violent protests,” Campus Reform reported. READ MORE...

  • Parents Object as Transgender Athletes Win Girls Track Events

    Parents Object as Transgender Athletes Win Girls Track Events

    Two athletes who were born males placed first and second in state track championship events for high school girls, causing anger among other competitors and parents who say they had an unfair advantage over the girls.

    Terry Miller and Andraya Yearwood dominated Connecticut’s races, sweeping gold and silver medals with little competition and stirring outrage among fellow competitors. Miller placed first in both the 100-meter and 200-meter dash, while Yearwood placed second to Miller in the 100-meter dash, CBS Pittsburgh reported. READ MORE...

  • Cal State Refuses to Hear Pro-Life Students on Free Abortion Drugs

    Cal State Refuses to Hear Pro-Life Students on Free Abortion Drugs

    A pro-life group has sought without success to speak with California State University at Long Beach about its stance on an abortion bill that soon may take effect at all California public universities.

    Students for Life of America, which aims to abolish abortion on college campuses, launched a #RUSerious campaign to protest a proposal to give out the RU-486 abortion drug for free in campus health centers across California.

    The group reached out to the Cal State chancellor’s office on many occasions to speak about the proposal, but those requests have been ignored, said Camille Rodriguez, the group’s Pacific Southwest regional coordinator. READ MORE...

  • Kentucky Board of Education to Keep God and the Bible in Schools

    Kentucky Board of Education to Keep God and the Bible in Schools

    Kentucky will keep God and religion in schools after its education leaders approved a Bible standard that all public schools in the state must meet.

    The Kentucky Board of Education approved “Bible literary” standards in a unanimous affirmative vote that allow students to take religion and Bible classes as electives, The Associated Press reports. The classes will be taught as literature and history courses as opposed to devotional study as has been done previously and in other states.

    Approval of the standards comes after the American Civil Liberties Union sued the state, asking it to take religion out of the classroom. It alleged that schools should adhere to the Constitution’s mandate for separation of church and state and that allowing Bible classes to be taught in schools is a constitutional violation. READ MORE...

  • Planned Parenthood Frustrated With Arkansas Abortion Law. Asks Judge to Reconsider Again.

    Planned Parenthood Frustrated With Arkansas Abortion Law. Asks Judge to Reconsider Again.

    Less than two weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear a case [that could have lead to an outcome] that would have allowed Planned Parenthood to continue offering medication abortions, the abortion organization asked a federal judge to reconsider the ruling.

    Planned Parenthood attorneys asked U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker Friday to block Arkansas’ law that requires doctors who provide medication abortions to have a contract with another physician having hospital-admitting privileges, according to ABC News. Planned Parenthood became no longer able to administer medication abortions at its three locations in the state following the Supreme Court’s May 28 refusal to hear its suit against Arkansas’ Abortion-Inducing Drugs Safety Act. The abortion organization has been forced to cancel a number of appointments since the court’s ruling. READ MORE...

  • Indiana Teacher Forced to Resign After Refusing to Kowtow to Transgender Policies

    Indiana Teacher Forced to Resign After Refusing to Kowtow to Transgender Policies

    An Indiana high school teacher alleges that he was forced to resign because he wouldn’t ascribe to the school’s policy of calling transgender students by their chosen names and pronouns.

    “I’m being compelled to encourage students in what I believe is something that’s a dangerous lifestyle,” former Brownsburg High School orchestra teacher John Kluge told NBC News. He alleges that compelling him to address students with pronouns that do not accord to their biological sex violates his religious beliefs as well as his constitutional right to free speech. READ MORE...

  • San Diego Parents Pulling Their Kids From School Over Inappropriate Sex-Ed Curriculum

    San Diego parents pulled their kids from school and rallied outside the district’s headquarters Tuesday, expressing anger and frustration over a sex-ed curriculum they allege is completely inappropriate for their young children.

    The sixth grade curriculum includes lessons on gender identity, birth control, the stages of sex, STDs, HIV, and pregnancy. Parents are calling the material “too much, too soon” and age-inappropriate while San Diego officials defend the curriculum by arguing that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention supports the lesson plans, CBS News 8 reported. READ MORE...

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