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Religious Freedom

Pax­ton Sues Biden to Defend Reli­gious­ly-Affil­i­at­ed Adop­tion Agen­cies from Fed­er­al Government’s Sex­u­al Ori­en­ta­tion” and Gen­der Iden­ti­ty” Rules

Attorney General Paxton filed a lawsuit today defending faith-based groups and the State of Texas from being forced to adopt woke political views that violate the religious liberty and moral conscience of faith-based organizations and limit Texas’s ability to help at-risk children. 

December 12, 2022 | Press Release

Pax­ton Fights to Pro­tect Reli­gious Free­dom of Cou­ple Being Forced to Par­tic­i­pate in Wed­ding That Vio­lates Faith

Attorney General Paxton has joined an Oklahoma-led cert-stage amicus brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to hear Klein v. Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries and protect the religious liberty of a couple being targeted for their faith.   

October 19, 2022 | Press Release

Pax­ton Joins Brief on Behalf of Air­men Seek­ing a Reli­gious Exemp­tion from Forced Covid-19 Vaccinations

Attorney General Paxton has joined a Kentucky-led amicus brief filed in the Cincinnati-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, seeking judicial protection for members of the Air Force who are being coerced to take the Covid-19 vaccine against their will and in violation of their religious beliefs.

October 11, 2022 | Press Release

Pax­ton Files Brief in U.S. Supreme Court to Ensure Employ­ees’ Reli­gious Free­doms Are Protected

Attorney General Paxton has joined a cert-stage amicus brief led by West Virginia and Louisiana that argues the U.S. Supreme Court should take up Groff v. DeJoy, to strengthen religious liberty protections.  

October 07, 2022 | Press Release

Attor­ney Gen­er­al Pax­ton Files Pro-Reli­gious Lib­er­ty Ami­cus Brief with SCOTUS

Attorney General Paxton has joined a multistate amicus brief in the U. S. Supreme Court in support of petitioners in Zhang Jingrong v. Chinese Anti-Cult World Alliance

June 22, 2022 | Press Release

Pax­ton Joins Mul­ti­state Coali­tion in Pro­tect­ing Reli­gious Liberty

Attorney General Ken Paxton joined a 14-state coalition in defense of religious liberty in a case in which the state of New York sought to punish a photographer, Emilee Carpenter, who chose to not accept bookings for same-sex weddings. 

June 09, 2021 | Noteworthy

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 Requests Records on Chick-fil‑A Deci­sion by San Anto­nio City Council

Attorney General Ken Paxton today sent a second letter to the mayor and council members for the City of San Antonio, making an open records request for documents related to the Office of the Attorney General’s investigation of the City’s decision to exclude Chick-fil-A from the San Antonio International Airport.

April 11, 2019 | Press Release