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Religious Liberty

AG Pax­ton Applauds SCO­TUS for Pro­tect­ing Reli­gious Lib­er­ty of Faith-Based Organizations

Attorney General Ken Paxton today  commended the United States Supreme Court for upholding religious liberties for faith-based organizations and their employees by defending the constitutional rights of both Our Lady of Guadalupe, a private Catholic school, and the Little Sisters of the Poor, a group of Catholic nuns who care for the elderly poor. 

July 08, 2020 | Press Release

Gov­er­nor Abbott and Attor­ney Gen­er­al Pax­ton Pro­vide Joint Guid­ance for Hous­es of Wor­ship Oper­at­ing as Essen­tial Services

Governor Greg Abbott and Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued joint guidance regarding the effect of Executive Order GA 14 on religious services conducted in congregations and houses of worship.

April 01, 2020 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Leads 20-State Coali­tion Defend­ing Reli­gious Free­dom of Lit­tle Sis­ters of the Poor at SCOTUS

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton led a 20-state coalition in a friend-of-the-court brief filed with the United States Supreme Court in support of the Little Sisters of the Poor’s right to an exemption from the contraceptive mandate imposed by the Obama-era U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

March 10, 2020 | Amicus Brief

AG Pax­ton Joins 14-State Coali­tion in Defense of Reli­gious Liberty

Attorney General Ken Paxton and 13 other states filed a friend-of-the-court brief today defense of religious liberty after a Colorado district court determined that privately owned businesses can be fined for declining to provide services that violate their religious beliefs.

January 31, 2020 | Amicus Brief

AG Pax­ton Applauds Ken­tucky Supreme Court for Uphold­ing Reli­gious Liberty

Attorney General Ken Paxton praised the Kentucky Supreme Court for ruling in favor of Blaine Adamson’s right to refuse printing messages that violate his religious beliefs.

November 01, 2019 | Noteworthy

AG Pax­ton Leads 16 States in Supreme Court Ami­cus Brief Defend­ing Reli­gious Freedom

Attorney General Ken Paxton today led 16 states in filing a friend-of-the-court brief with the United States Supreme Court supporting the Little Sisters of the Poor’s right to an exemption from the Obama-era U.S.

November 01, 2019 | Amicus Brief

AG Pax­ton Applauds SCO­TUS Deci­sion Pro­tect­ing Cross at Vet­er­ans Memorial

The U.S. Supreme Court today ruled that a cross may continue to mark a World War I veterans memorial in Bladensburg, Maryland.

June 20, 2019 | Noteworthy

AG Pax­ton Sues for Access to Pub­lic Records on San Antonio’s Dis­crim­i­na­to­ry Exclu­sion of Chick-fil‑A from its Airport

Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a petition in Travis County District Court against the City of San Antonio as part of his office’s investigation into the city’s exclusion of Chick-fil-A from an airport concession contract.

June 03, 2019 | Press Release