Alliance Defending Freedom

Alliance Defending Freedom is a non-profit, public-interest law firm dedicated to advancing faith, family, and freedom for all. As a subsidiary of that law firm, Alliance Defending Freedom focuses on defending the rights and freedoms of people to live out their faith according to the dictates of their conscience.

In addition to its legal work, ADF is engaged in numerous grass-roots activities, including advocating for religious liberty; engaging in education on how governments should respect people’s faith and freedom; organizing pro-family conferences for activists; engaging with decision-makers at every level of society and assisting other groups who uphold these freedoms.

Encountering challenges from those who seek to undermine our fundamental American values, Alliance Defending Freedom is committed to protecting God’s design by advancing faith, family, and freedom through strategic litigation when necessary.

It represented over 15,000 prisoners in the Supreme Court case Cutter v. Wilkinson, which affirmed that inmates retain the rights of everyone else in America, including the right to practice their faith freely and without government interference. They also represented a Christian youth camp from Augusta, Georgia, in the Supreme Court case Reed v. Town of Gilbert. It established that municipalities must adopt laws regarding signage content-neutral and viewpoint-neutral. It also filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court case of Obergefell v. Hodges, which legalized same-sex marriage nationwide.

In 2012, it opened its European office to provide legal representation and advice for citizens who face religious discrimination. The organization is currently strategizing how to better engage politically and socially with the European Union (EU) and its member nations to promote religious freedom, including advocating against human rights violations in countries like Russia and Azerbaijan. In 2014, Alliance Defending Freedom opened its first international office in Vienna, Austria; by 2016, it had opened seven additional global offices in Russia, South Africa, India, Kenya, and Uganda. If you want to learn more about ADF, just click here.


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