Posts Categorized: Privacy rights

Important Update on Protecting Girls in Pennsylvania

August 6, 2021 | 2 comments | Posted in Free Speech, Gender, Privacy rights, Sexuality | Tags: , ,

By Thomas Shaheen – Vice President for Policy, PA Family Council

Two Pennsylvania high-school girls were among those testifying at a hearing on August 4th before the PA House Education Committee regarding the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act; state legislation … Read more

Independence Law Center Files SCOTUS Brief Arguing for Bodily Privacy in Schools

March 26, 2021 | No comments | Posted in Privacy rights | Tags:

The Independence Law Center today filed an amici brief with the United States Supreme Court on behalf of students in the Boyertown Area School District and Wayne Highlands School District. The brief describes how students have been sexually harassed and … Read more

The So-Called Equality Act Harms the Vulnerable and Strips Away Religious Freedom

March 23, 2021 | 4 comments | Posted in Counseling, First Amendment, Free Speech, Gender, Parental rights, Privacy rights, Religious Freedom, Uncategorized | Tags:

The Equality Act is an effort to create a special class in law based on sexual orientation and gender identity/expression (SOGI), which would penalize Americans for their beliefs about marriage and biological sex.  Even without such laws, large corporations and … Read more

Reaction to Biden’s Executive Order That Threatens Privacy Rights and Women’s Sports

January 21, 2021 | 3 comments | Posted in Gender, Privacy rights | Tags:

One of the first actions by President Joe Biden on his Inauguration Day was signing an executive order on “Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation.” Included in his order:

“Children should be able … Read more

Proposed State Bills Would Harm Freedoms, Not Promote Tolerance and Diversity

February 3, 2020 | 6 comments | Posted in Privacy rights, Religious Freedom, Sexuality | Tags: , ,

Everyone should be treated with dignity and respect yet Senate Bill 224, Senate Bill 614 and House Bill 1404 would harm good people.

Protections for religious freedom and privacy rights here in Pennsylvania are in jeopardy with a renewed push … Read more

SCOTUS Declines Boyertown Case, Misses Opportunity to Protect Bodily Privacy for All Students

May 28, 2019 | 1 comment | Posted in Privacy rights | Tags:

The Independence Law Center today expressed disappointment with today’s announcement by the US Supreme Court rejecting its appeal in the personal privacy case involving students in the Boyertown Area School District. The case, Joel Doe et al. v. Boyertown Area … Read more

Pray for the Boyertown Six and the U.S. Supreme Court

February 18, 2019 | 9 comments | Posted in Privacy rights | Tags: ,

***UPDATE: The review of the Boyertown student privacy lawsuit by the U.S Supreme Court was scheduled for today (Friday, February 22nd). However, the court chose to reschedule consideration of the case. We do not yet have a new date, but … Read more

Student Privacy Lawsuit Filed with Supreme Court

November 19, 2018 | 3 comments | Posted in Privacy rights | Tags: , ,

High school students ask nation’s highest court to intervene and protect their fundamental right to privacy

(November 19, 2018) Today the Harrisburg-based Independence Law Center and the Alliance Defending Freedom filed a petition for review before the U.S. Supreme Court … Read more

Unelected Commission Implements Changes that Alarmingly Impact Your Freedom

September 6, 2018 | No comments | Posted in Privacy rights, Religious Freedom | Tags: , , ,

Bypassing the PA General Assembly, an unelected Commission is changing the way it views the word “sex” in Pennsylvania’s civil rights law, raising serious concerns for religious freedom and personal privacy.

PA Human Relations Commission (PHRC), a group of nine … Read more

Attorneys, Student Respond to 3rd Circuit Ruling Against Student Privacy

May 24, 2018 | 2 comments | Posted in Privacy rights | Tags:

On Thursday, May 24, 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit ruled against student privacy in Doe v. Boyertown Area School District. Six courageous students from the Boyertown Area School District have been forced to defend their … Read more