The Supreme Court ruled yesterday that a forty-foot World War I memorial cross can stay on public land. The concrete cross is located in the middle of a busy median strip and across from a pawnshop in Bladensburg, Maryland. It was erected nearly a century ago when mothers in the community decided to build a memorial to honor their fallen sons.
The past twelve months have been anything but a cakewalk for religious bakers. On Monday, the Supreme Court gave what is, to many, an unexpected kind of victory to Melissa and Aaron Klein, the owners of “Sweet Cakes by Melissa” in Gresham, Oregon.
The U.S. Supreme Court has once again rebuffed an atheist attorney, who previously – and unsuccessfully – sought to have references to God removed from the Pledge of Allegiance, the Presidential Oath and in other public venues.
The Supreme Court decided not to hear a case involving a challenge to a Pennsylvania School’s District’s policy of allowing students to use the restroom which matches their gender identity rather than their biological sex. Their refusal to hear the case upholds to lower court rulings which favored the school district.