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Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund attorneys representing Christian cake artist Cathy Miller and Tastries Bakery filed today an answer to the California’s lawsuit brought on behalf of a same-sex couple who complained that Miller discriminated against them when she declined to create a custom cake for their wedding celebration. In addition to denying all allegations,…

Following a nearly two-year legal battle over the San Diego Unified School District’s “Anti-Islamophobia Initiative,” U.S. District Court Judge Cynthia A. Bashant issued an order dismissing the case with prejudice after the parties reached a settlement agreement. The federal civil rights lawsuit, initiated on behalf of five families with children in the District and two…

The settlement agreement ensures an equally safe and supportive learning environment for students of all religious beliefs. Yesterday, FCDF attorneys finalized a settlement agreement with the San Diego Unified School District that resolves a federal lawsuit challenging the District’s “Anti-Islamophobia Initiative.” FCDF representing five families, along with two advocacy organizations, San Diego Asian Americans for…

Charles LiMandri speech at Catholic Action 2018 Summit for Marriage and Family

Christian baker Cathy Miller was in state court yesterday to defend her First Amendment freedoms against the State of California’s lawsuit seeking to force her to create custom artwork expressing messages that violate her core beliefs. FCDF Chief Counsel Charles LiMandri represented Miller at Tuesday’s hearing. LiMandri argued that the State’s lawsuit is nothing more…

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Religious Freedom

We advance and defend the Constitution and the rights and liberties of all Americans to practice their beliefs.


We provide expert counsel and experienced advocacy through litigation and public policy initiatives on behalf of parents who desire a safe and enriching education for their children.

Marriage & Family

Marriage and family are the building blocks of American society. We defend and promote marriage for both the well-being of the individual person and our culture.

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Through litigation and public policy initiatives, we protect the most basic human freedom: the inalienable Right to Life.


Charles S. LiMandri

President & Chief Counsel

Paul M. Jonna

Senior Counsel

Daniel Piedra

Executive Director


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