Here are some important law-and-religion news stories from around the web:
- An order signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo that banned nonessential travel by government entities to Mississippi in retaliation against that state’s conscience protection laws has led Stony Brook University’s baseball team to cancel a series against a Mississippi university’s team.
- A Wisconsin school board will pay $800,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by a transgender student who was told to use bathroom corresponding to the sex on the student’s birth certificate.
- The new U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands faced several questions about false claims he made in 2015 about alleged Muslim “no-go” zones in the country.
- The federal Bureau of Prisons has agreed to exempt chaplains who do not wish to carry pepper spray for self-defense for religious reasons from a requirement that they do so.