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JULY 2018 WEBINAR AGENDA

 

11:00 AM

Welcome – Scott Copeland

Opening Prayer – Gary Blake

Pledge – Dustin Ussery

Minutes – Jackie Copeland

Treasurer – Kristie Van Eaton

Proposed Bylaws Changes – John McCormick

 

11:20 AM

Personhood Amendment – Ricardo Davis, Southern Regional Chair NEC, Chairman of Georgia Right To Life

 

11:40 AM

Texas Right To Life – John Seago, Legislative Director for Texas Right To Life

 

12:00 PM

National Update by Frank Fluckiger, National Chairman

 

12:15 PM

North Caroline Representative – Events concerning ballot access

 

12:40 PM

Veteran Update – Dustin Ussery

 

1:00 PM

North Region Update, Movie & Introduction of NR County Chairs – Christy Mowery

 

1:20 PM

South Region Update and SR County Chairs – Gary Blake

 

1:40 PM

John Haven College Testimony – Why The Constitution Party of Texas?

 

1:50 PM

No Fault Divorce – Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse

 

2:00 PM

Five Key Legislative Issues for 2019 Q&A

 

2:30 PM

Texas Ballot Access Lawsuit Update Oliver Hall

 

2:45 PM

Closing Comment – Scott Copeland

 

3:00 PM

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NYT: In Narrow Decision, Supreme Court Sides With Baker Who Turned Away Gay Couple

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of a Colorado baker who had refused to create a wedding cake for a gay couple. The court’s decision was narrow, and it left open the larger question of whether a business can discriminate against gay men and lesbians based on rights protected by the First Amendment.

The court passed on an opportunity to either bolster the right to same-sex marriage or explain how far the government can go in regulating businesses run on religious principles. Instead, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy’s majority opinion turned on the argument that the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, which originally ruled against the baker, had been shown to be hostile to religion because of the remarks of one of its members.

At the same time, Justice Kennedy strongly reaffirmed protections for gay rights.

“The outcome of cases like this in other circumstances must await further elaboration in the courts,” he wrote, “all in the context of recognizing that these disputes must be resolved with tolerance, without undue disrespect to sincere religious beliefs, and without subjecting gay persons to indignities when they seek goods and services in an open market.”

Justice Kennedy often casts the deciding vote in closely divided cases on major social issues. When the court agreed to hear the Colorado case last June, it seemed to present him with a stark choice between two of his core commitments. On the one hand, Justice Kennedy has written every major Supreme Court decision protecting gay men and lesbians. On the other, he is the court’s most ardent defender of free speech.

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