Here are some important law-and-religion news stories from around the web:
- The U.S. Supreme Court held that Montana’s exclusion of religious schools from its scholarship tax credit program violates the Free Exercise clause of the U.S. Constitution.
- The White House Press Secretary issued statement praising the Supreme Court’s decision in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue.
- The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Louisiana law requiring doctors at abortion clinics to hold active admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the clinic.
- Suit was filed in a Virginia federal district court by a wedding photographer challenging the Virginia Values Act, which prohibits businesses from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation.
- The European Court of Human Rights held that Greece violated the religious freedom rights of parents when their child’s first name was entered into the birth record with an abbreviation in brackets next to it indicating that the parents had not christened the child.