New York State United Teachers has sued the state education department this week over a state stipulation that teachers can be punished for discussing standardized-test items. According to the union, the stipulation is a violation of the teachers First Amendment rights, as well as their right to equal protection.
The city of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho is trying to force a Christian couple who run a wedding chapel in the community to perform same-sex wedding ceremonies.
William Deresiewicz, who taught at Yale for 10 years, recommends that students not go to Yale or other Ivy League schools, or even strive to go there.
Over a dozen abortion clinics in Texas will be able to stay open and others will be able to reopen following the U.S. Supreme Court's October 14 ruling putting on hold key sections of a state law requiring clinics performing abortions to be certified as ambulatory surgical centers, and that abortionists have admitting privileges at a local hospital. The High Court ruling blocks the state from enforcing the ambulatory surgical requirement while a legal challenge by pro-abortion forces winds through lower courts.
In response to public condemnation over attempts to intimidate and silence Christian opponents of the city's pro-homosexual “Equal Rights” ordinance, Houston's lesbian mayor, Annise Parker, has backpedaled on demands by city attorneys that area pastors seeking a referendum on the ordinance turn over their sermons and other communications.