Here are some important law-and-religion news stories from around the web:
- Tel Aviv launched public transportation services on the Jewish sabbath, circumventing Israeli law and upending a decades-long status quo keeping public transit largely off the streets from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday.
- A Catholic church in Michigan denied Holy Communion to a state district court judge because she is married to a woman.
- The Australian government announced that it will revise its proposed religious discrimination laws and issue a second version of the draft bill before the end of the year.
- An Indiana state judge dismissed a lawsuit challenging several cities’ anti-discrimination laws under the state’s RFRA statute for lack of standing and ripeness.
- A Muslim woman is suing a movie theater chain, alleging she was served pork after explicitly telling staff that eating pork violates her religion.
- A New Jersey law passed in the wake of the 2018 Pennsylvania grand jury report took effect Sunday, allowing victims of child abuse to sue until they turn fifty-five, or within seven years of their first realization that the abuse caused them harm.