Here are some important law-and-religion news stories from around the web:
- A Tennessee district court issued a temporary restraining order barring enforcement of a law requiring abortion providers to inform patients that medication abortions, once started, can be reversed.
- Suit was filed in a Vermont district court challenging the exclusion of private religious schools from a program requiring school districts that do not have high schools to pay tuition costs for students in that district to attend another public high school or an approved private high school.
- Suit was filed in a Colorado district court by a religious conference center claiming that Colorado’s limitation on the number of persons who can attend in-person religious services violates the center’s First and Fourteenth Amendment rights.
- Suit was filed in Virginia district court challenging two recently enacted Virginia statutes—one prohibiting discrimination in public accommodations and employment and the other prohibiting discrimination against transgender individuals in health insurance policies—on the grounds that the statutes force plaintiffs to violate their religious beliefs on marriage, sexuality and gender.
- A Texas state appellate court dismissed on ecclesiastical abstention grounds a suit by parents whose children were expelled from a Lutheran high school after the parents accused school personnel of harassing and bullying their children in connection with disciplinary issues.