Iowa House GOP Bill Removes ‘Gender Identity’ From Civil Rights Act

Iowa House Judiciary Chair Steven Holt said he has no intention of forwarding a bill that removes gender identity from the Civil Rights Act citing unintended consequences.

California Bans State Travel to Iowa Over Medicaid Defunding of Transgender Surgeries

Iowa becomes the 11th state added to California’s official travel ban list because it defunded sex reassignment surgeries of Medicaid dollars.

Court Rules Iowa Churches Not Subject to Intrusive Law

Federal district court judge says churches are not “public accommodations,” facility use and speech activity out of reach of Iowa state government agencies.

Court: State Has No Business Deciding Whether Iowa Church Activities Are Religious

U.S. District Court Judge: State of Iowa officials have no business trying to decide which church activities are religious and which ones aren’t.

ADF to Federal Court: Iowa’s Church Speech Ban Must Go

ADF Senior Counsel Steve O’Ban argued in federal district court in favor of suspending an Iowa law that censors and attempts to control churches.

Iowa Civil Rights Commission’s Defense of Church Speech Ban Dismantled

ADF filed a brief in federal court that exposes deficiencies in the Iowa Civil Rights Commission’s arguments against suspending Iowa Civil Rights Act.

The Iowa Civil Rights Commission Must Be Restrained

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and the Iowa Legislature need to rein in the unelected Iowa Civil Rights Commission before they further trample religious freedom.

Ft. Des Moines Church of Christ Sues Iowa Civil Rights Commission

Iowa Civil Rights Commission says churches must censor speech, open restrooms to opposite sex, Ft. Des Moines Church of Christ wants to prevent enforcement.

Sioux City Church Denied Business Deemed Too Polarizing

Cornerstone World Outreach was refused service by Opportunities Unlimited because of public stands they have taken on abortion and gay marriage.