Yesterday, government officials indicated in a phone conference with Cathy Miller’s attorneys that they would likely appeal a Kern County Superior Court ruling in favor of Cathy, a devout Christian and owner of Tastries Bakery in Bakersfield, who declined to design a custom wedding cake celebrating a same-sex marriage. In response to the State’s indication,…

Late this afternoon, Superior Court Judge David Lampe denied the State of California’s request for a preliminary injunction to either force Cathy Miller to design custom wedding cakes for same-sex couples or not create wedding cakes at all. If forced to comply, Cathy faced the possibility of losing up to forty percent of her business…

Today, Charles LiMandri, Chief Counsel of the Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund (FCDF), is arguing in Kern County Superior Court in opposition to the state government’s request for an injunction to force Cathy Miller, owner of Tastries Bakery, to design custom wedding cakes that promote messages inconsistent with her faith and conscience. If the judge grants the…

Cathy Miller, the owner of Tastries Bakery, filed an opposition brief last Friday in state court in response to the State of California’s legal fight to force her either to design wedding cakes promoting messages she disagrees with or to stop creating wedding cakes altogether. Last August, two women came into Cathy’s shop and requested…

SAN DIEGO – Lawyers for the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) filed a motion in federal court to strike two “scandalous” allegations about the district’s partnership with the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). In May 2017, six parents and two local organizations sued SDUSD, challenging the constitutionality of the district’s “anti-Islamophobia initiative.” The initiative,…

Today, a state judge dealt a sharp blow to California officials’ escalating persecution of a Christian bakery owner. The government had filed a surprise motion for a temporary restraining order yesterday against Cathy Miller, a cake artist and owner of Tastries Bakery, to forbid her “from selling to anyone any item they are unwilling to…

  On the eve of a landmark Supreme Court hearing, two lesbians are pursuing legal action against a baker who turned down a custom cake order for a same-sex marriage celebration. Religious liberty lawyer Charles LiMandri and the San Diego-based Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund (FCDF) are defending Cathy Miller, a devout Christian and owner…

  Tomorrow, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will be considering whether Planned Parenthood was required to show evidence that its lawsuit against David Daleiden and the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) was not a frivolous attempt to silence—and punish—a bitter enemy. In 2015, CMP and Daleiden began releasing the results of a 30 month-long…

At today’s council meeting, the San Diego City Council placed an item on its consent agenda proclaiming November 4 as “Council on American-Islamic Relations-San Diego Day.” As the law firm representing the five courageous families challenging the constitutionality of CAIR’s infiltration of the San Diego Unified School District, the Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund issues…

Last week, the Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund (FCDF) filed an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief on behalf of FCDF advisory board member Dr. Ryan T. Anderson and multiple African-American civil rights leaders in support of Jack Phillips, a Colorado-based baker under attack for declining to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple….

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