Here are some important law-and-religion news stories from around the web:
- An Islamic State-linked terror group is believed to be responsible for a terror attack on a mosque in the Sinai Peninsula that killed more than 300 people.
- An organization of Episcopal churches in South Carolina that split with the wider Episcopal Church over the Church’s choice to begin ordaining gay priests has asked the Supreme Court to review a state court decision requiring it to turn over property to the Church.
- The Michigan farmer who refuses to host same-sex weddings on his orchard and was allegedly barred from his town’s farmers’ market because of his views can move forward with a federal lawsuit after the judge denied the town’s motion to dismiss the case.
- Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has condemned ongoing violence against the Rohingya people of Myanmar as “ethnic cleansing” and threatened to sanction military officers allegedly involved in atrocities.
- An evangelical Christian college in Tennessee has reached a settlement with the Justice Department regarding the contraception mandate; the Justice Department acknowledged that the Hobby Lobby case required that the college receive an exemption.
- A federal district court judge in Texas has struck down a state law that banned a procedure commonly used to perform abortions.