Alliance Defending Freedom wrapped up 2017 at the forefront of the largest legal battles in defense of the First Amendment. With a critical victory at the U.S. Supreme Court and two other cases in progress there, ADF action in defense of freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and freedom of conscience—including artistic freedom—is having far-reaching effects for the good of all Americans.

“The government has no business preventing any American from engaging in free speech, nor should it use its coercive power to force anyone to promote a message with which they disagree,” said ADF Senior Counsel David Cortman. “ADF has been honored to be involved in many important cases this past year, and chief among those have been state and federal cases involving freedom of expression and the freedom to live according to one’s beliefs.”

Significant ADF highlights from 2017 include the following:

Alliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building, non-profit legal organization that advocates for the right of people to freely live out their faith.

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