Religious freedom cases to fill Supreme Court docket 最高裁で続く信教の自由裁判
Religious freedom cases to fill Supreme Court docket
The ink has barely dried on the U.S. Supreme Court’s final rulings this term, but already advocates on both sides of the church-state divide are looking at the religious freedom cases lining up to be heard later this year. Contraception coverage for nonprofits, church signage, gay marriage and even facial hair are expected to appear on the docket later this year, according to First Amendment watchdogs.
“It’s very likely that the cases involving nonprofit religious organizations that are challenging health care regulations will reach the court,” said Alex Luchenitser, associate legal director at Americans United for Separation of Church and State. “It also seems same-sex marriage cases are very likely to come before the court next year, which also brings in religious liberty issues because most of these bans on same-sex marriages were enacted primarily based on religious motives.”