Judge Rules Against Religious Accommodation for Mississippi Clerks

On Monday, a federal district judge appointed by President Obama struck down the section of Mississippi’s new religious freedom law allowing certain government employees to seek recusal from issuing marriage licenses or performing marriage ceremonies in violation of their sincerely held religious or moral beliefs. Judge Carlton Reeves ruled that the relevant officials must deal with all couples, whether opposite-sex or same-sex, in the same way. (Right now the order applies only to same-sex couples rather than polygamous or incestuous unions. But once the Supreme Court extends its Obergefell analysis to polygamy and incest, as it logically must, presumably this

Fighting Back Against President Obama’s Gender Identity Insanity

It didn’t take long for Mississippi State School Superintendent Carey Wright to fall in line like a good bureaucrat. On Friday the 13th, the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice issued their lawless edict threatening public schools and universities if they refused to open up their restrooms, locker rooms, dormitories, and probably sports teams to both sexes. Before the day was out, Dr. Wright’s office had surrendered without a fight: “A safe and caring school environment is critical to a student’s ability to learn and achieve. The Mississippi Department of Education will adhere to . . . the joint guidance issued today”