Here are some important law-and-religion stories from around the web:
- The Second Circuit held that Section 230 of the Federal Communications Decency Act immunizes the video sharing platform Vimeo from a lawsuit alleging religious and sexual orientation discrimination under California law.
- A California federal district court declined to issue a preliminary injunction against California’s COVID-19 restriction on indoor singing and chanting during worship services.
- A Colorado state trial court dismissed Colorado Consumer Protection Act claims against a bakery that has been the subject of extensive litigation over its refusal to design wedding cakes for same-sex weddings.
- A Texas state appellate court held that the Texas Commission on Human Rights Act (TCHRA) should be read to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
- Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson signed into law SB6, the Arkansas Unborn Child Protection Act, which bans all abortions, except to save the life of a pregnant woman in a medical emergency.
- The England and Wales High Court held that the religious freedom rights of protesters at Stonehenge were not infringed when they were convicted of violating restrictions.
- The Indian High Court of the State of Tripura dismissed a complaint filed against a petitioner for violating, through a Facebook post, Section 295A of the Indian Penal Code, which prohibits deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings by insulting religion or religious beliefs.