Fifth Circuit Court Dismisses Challenge to Religious Liberty Law

On Thursday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit ruled unanimously that a challenge to a Mississippi law protecting the rights of conscience of people who hold to the historic definition of marriage could not go forward. The appellate court noted that none of the plaintiffs had shown any injury to their rights as a result of the law. The bill prohibits the government from punishing, fining, or coercing specific people and organizations, in specific contexts, because of their beliefs regarding marriage and actions taken on the basis of those beliefs.

The bill prohibits the government from punishing, fining, or coercing specific people and organizations, in specific contexts, because of their beliefs regarding marriage and actions taken on the basis of those beliefs.

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