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Jessica Gresko

Jessica Gresko is an author at Religion News Service.

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Justices spar in latest clash of religion and gay rights

By Jessica Gresko and Mark Sherman — December 6, 2022
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court 's conservative majority sounded sympathetic Monday to a Christian graphic artist who objects to designing wedding websites for gay couples, the latest collision of religion and gay rights to land at the high court.

Supreme Court: Religious schools must get Maine tuition aid

By Mark Sherman — June 21, 2022
WASHINGTON (AP) — The outcome could fuel a renewed push for school choice programs in some of the 18 states that have so far not directed taxpayer money to private, religious education.

Supreme Court rules against Boston in Christian flag case

By Mark Sherman — May 2, 2022
WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Stephen Breyer wrote for the court that the city discriminated against the activist, Harold Shurtleff, because of his “religious viewpoint."

Court won’t stop Texas abortion ban, but lets clinics sue

By Mark Sherman — December 10, 2021
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Friday left in place Texas’ ban on most abortions, offering only a glimmer of daylight for clinics in the state to challenge the nation’s most restrictive abortion law. The decision, little more than a week after the court signaled it would roll back abortion rights and possibly overturn […]

Texas abortion ban stays in force as justices mull outcome

By Mark Sherman — November 17, 2021
They raised expectations of quick action by putting the case on a rarely used fast track. And yet, to date, the court's silence means that women cannot get an abortion in Texas, the second-largest state, after about six weeks of pregnancy.

Transgender rights, religion among cases justices could add

By Mark Sherman and Jessica Gresko — June 28, 2021
WASHINGTON (AP) — This month, the court has already issued big decisions on health care and religious freedom. And next term, the high court has agreed to take on cases about abortion and guns.
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