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U.S. Supreme Court Rules On 4 Cases Related To Religion

Religious freedom has been debated in American courts for centuries, and in recent years, it’s become more and more tied up in issues of sexuality as LGBT rights have taken center stage — or bench, so to speak.

And, this week has been another landmark one in how the law of the land relates to religion. On Monday, the Supreme Court made announcements about four cases — all related to religion. And to talk more about this, I spoke with by Julie Zauzmer, religion reporter for the Washington Post.

We started by talking about two of those cases: one out of Arkansas, in which the Supreme Court struck down a state court’s ruling that married lesbian couples have to get a court order to have both spouses listed on their children’s birth certificates. And the other — the case of a Colorado bakery that refused to bake a cake for a gay couple’s wedding — the court announced it will take up next term. 

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