FāVS Religion News Roundup: Aug. 31, 2023

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This week's FāVS Religion News Roundup includes hurricane Idalia's aftermath, Gray and Oregon wildfire survivors still needing help, the Mayor Woodward and Matt Shea story making it to Rolling Stone magazine, HRC Ministries promoting human trafficking awareness and more.

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Supreme Court Ruling Opens Door to Limit LGBTQ+ Civil Rights

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In June, the conservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court made it clear in its ruling on 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis that the state of Colorado cannot enforce its public-accommodation laws with Lorie Smith, the web designer who does business as 303 Creative, as the regulations violated her free-speech protections. Advocates, legal scholars and government officials have plenty of questions about what a case from Colorado could mean for businesses in Washington for LGBTQ rights.

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