Here are some important law-and-religion news stories from around the web:
- A high school football coach who is seeking reinstatement after he was fired for praying on the field immediately after games has appealed the Ninth Circuit’s rejection of his request for a preliminary injunction.
- Two pregnancy centers in Hawaii that oppose abortion have challenged on First Amendment grounds a state law requiring all pregnancy centers to post notices informing women that the state offers free “comprehensive family planning services, including, but not limited to, all FDA-approved methods of contraception.”
- After first acceding to a request from an out-of-state secular advocacy organization to remove a cross from its chapel, a public university in Oklahoma has halted the removal and referred challenges to the state’s Attorney General.
- Reversing a policy in place since the 1950s, Brigham Young University has begun selling caffeinated soft drinks on campus.
- A federal judge in Minnesota has ruled against a Christian couple who owned a filmmaking business and had refused to film same-sex weddings in violation of state anti-discrimination laws.