Spencer v. World Vision Inc.

Employment discrimination lawsuit filed against World Vision, Inc., a "Christian humanitarian organization" in receipt of some government funding, for firing two employees because they stopped participating in religious services during work, in violation of the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

Perry v. Brown

This case involves the constitutionality of Proposition 8 (otherwise known as the "California Marriage Protection Act"), a referendum that amended the California Constitution to provide that legal marriages can only be between a man and a woman. After a federal trial, the district court ruled that Proposition 8 violates the U.S.

Sossamon v. Texas, et al.

Challenge to the denial of a fair opportunity to engage in religious services to an inmate by Texas prison officials in violation of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act.

Ward v. Polite

A graduate counseling student at Eastern Michigan University refused, as part of her required practicum, to counsel any University client who might require advice about a homosexual relationship or a relationship involving sexual activity outside of marriage. Although the student stated that her religious beliefs prohibited her from counseling patients on these topics, she was expelled by the University for refusing to fulfill program requirements.

Pelphrey v. Cobb County

Challenge to practice by two Georgia county commissions of opening meetings with sectarian prayer.

Mitchell v. Helms

Challenge to statute under which the federal government distributes funds to state and local government agencies, which in turn lend educational materials and equipment to public and private schools, including religious schools.

Strout v. State of Maine

Opposition to parents' challenge to Maine program that allowed school districts without their own public high schools to pay tuition for students to attend nearby public and nonsectarian private schools, but not religious schools.

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