Supreme Court Declines Texas v. California Lawsuit

Case challenged California travel ban to Texas.

On Monday the Supreme Court declined to take up a case between California and Texas that had the potential to weigh in on freedom of religion and gay rights. The case dealt with a law passed by California in 2016 that barred taxpayer-funded travel of any state employee to a state that doesn’t ban discrimination against people based on sexual orientation. Texas law allows foster-care agencies to turn down applicants who are in same-sex relationships.

According to California’s statement to the court, “The fact that California has balanced these sometimes competing concerns differently from Texas does not demonstrate that California acted irrationally or with animus toward religion.” The lawsuit brought by Texas was made directly to the Supreme Court and Associate Justices Alito and Thomas dissented from the decision not to hear the case.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • That God would guide the Justices of the Court on the cases they choose to hear. 
  • For wisdom for the Supreme Court as opinions are issued.
  • For discernment for the entire federal judiciary as constitutional cases are raised.

Sources: USA Today, AP


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