Here are some important law-and-religion news stories from around the web:
- A Texas federal district court ruled that the 2016 Department of Health and Human Services regulation that required doctors to perform procedures for gender transitions in violation of the doctors’ religious beliefs violates the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
- A newly proposed bill in Florida would require public school districts to offer elective courses relating to religion that must include “an objective study of the Bible.”
- The Freedom from Religion Foundation claims that a Christian mentoring program offered by a Kingsport, Tennessee elementary school is unconstitutional, arguing that the public school’s partnership with a local church should not be allowed.
- Several Australian state and territory “anti-discrimination commissions” are protesting the Coalition party’s religious discrimination bill, stating that the bill privileges religious rights over other rights and will cause “significant disruption and unintended consequences.”