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Chick-fil-A's charity will no longer donate to anti-LGBTQ organizations

A Chick-fil-A restaurant.
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Chick-fil-A announced on Monday that the company's charitable foundation will no longer be donating to two organizations with a history of anti-LGBTQ behavior.

The big picture: Chick-fil-A, which has received pushback for years over its founder's Christian conservatism and views on same-sex marriage, said in 2012 that it would no longer donate to anti-LGBTQ charities through its foundation. However, records show that the fast-food chain continued to donate to both the Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), which have been accused of anti-LGBTQ discrimination.

Judge blocks rule that denies health services based on moral, religious grounds

A federal judge in New York rejected a Trump administration rule on Wednesday that would have allowed medical workers to deny services based on their religion or ideology, including abortion or sex reassignment surgery.

The big picture: The most restrictive abortion laws in generations are being challenged in courts across America's red states. This rule from the Department of Health and Human Services was challenged by several women's groups and individual states that claimed it was unconstitutional, AP reports.

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