Governor Brown Protects First Amendment Rights of Religious Organizations by Vetoing AB 569

SACRAMENTO – On Sunday night, Governor Jerry Brown announced his veto of AB 569, a bill which would have punished faith-based organizations for freely exercising their First Amendment rights in an employment context. Specifically, it aimed to criminalize any contracts or employee codes of conduct related to abortion and sex…

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California Legislative Update: Good and Bad News

For the last several months, the California Family Council has been reporting on a series of bills working their way through the California legislature that either violate parental rights, attack the religious freedom of religious institutions, promote and facilitate more abortions, or redefine the meaning of the words, “male” and “female.” I’m…

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New Bill Bans Religious & Pro-Life Organizations from Requiring Employees to be Pro-Life in Practice

Another California legislator has introduced a bill to punish religious organizations for codes of conduct considered discriminatory. Last year, it was Senator Ricardo Lara’s SB 1146, which sought to take away Cal Grants from universities with policies espousing a historically Biblical view of gender and sexuality. This year, the attack targets…

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