Here are some important law-and-religion news stories from around the web:
- A Quebec Superior Court justice rejected a request to temporarily suspend parts of the province’s new religious symbols law, which bans public school teachers, police officers, and other government workers from wearing religious symbols while working.
- Seventy people from Catholic advocacy groups were arrested at the Russell Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill during a protest against the Trump administration’s treatment of migrants and asylum-seekers.
- Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law the “Save Chick-fil-A” bill, which prohibits government entities from taking “adverse action” against businesses or individuals because of their religious beliefs or moral convictions.
- A Christian family in Australia that refused to pay income taxes because it is “against God’s will” has been ordered to pay $2.3 million by the Tasmanian Supreme Court.
- A federal judge ruled that graduation ceremonies at Greenville County Schools in South Carolina will no longer be allowed to include official student-led prayer or language that asks the audience to stand or bow.
- The Ohio Supreme Court ruled that a Hamilton County judge can properly consider a challenge by a Catholic school athletic league to “competitive balance” rules implemented by the Ohio High School Athletic Association addressing the athletic dominance of private schools.
- Louisiana has asked the Supreme Court to allow a law to go into effect that requires abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at a hospital within thirty miles of the facility where the abortion is performed.