Here are some important law-and-religion news stories from around the web:
- The EEOC filed a lawsuit against The Kroger Company Monday for firing two grocery store employees who asked for a religious accommodation to avoid wearing a rainbow LGBTQ emblem they said conflicted with their religious beliefs.
- A Tennessee federal district issued an injunction prohibiting a school district from delivering Christian prayers over the school’s public address system and distributing Bibles.
- The Department of Defense issued a revised version its Religious Liberty in the Military Services policy.
- The District of Columbia’s highest appellate court held that a stay-away order barring appellant from the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception did not violate his rights under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
- Suit was filed in an Ohio state trial court challenging the religious exemption from Ohio’s COVID-19 mask requirement in schools as too narrow.
- An Indiana state appellate court dismissed a suit brought by two companies offering religion-based education programs against four Indiana cities.
- The Court of Justice of the European Union released an opinion concluding that a decree of Belgium’s Flemish region effectively banning kosher and Halal slaughter violates European Union law.