Alliance Defending Freedom

Alliance Defending Freedom is a nonprofit law firm that defends religious freedom and the free speech of people of faith. The ADF has led defence efforts to protect the right of individuals and organizations to speak freely, live out their faith, or participate in the public square without fear of government punishment.

Alliance Defending Freedom is committed to protecting the lives and livelihoods not just of those who follow a certain religion or hold a certain viewpoint but also those with no religious beliefs. By fighting for what’s right, they fight for everyone’s rights.

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Alliance Defending Freedom has an international presence with offices in Canada, Mexico, and Israel. They defend people in more than 30 countries and work with other organizations worldwide. The organization has been controversial for defending people’s rights to live out their faith in public.

In October 2016, ADF received the Human Rights Campaign Foundation Award of Merit. The Human Rights Campaign Foundation gives the award annually to an organization “that has made a lasting difference in advancing LGBT equality.” They also received Young Lawyers Division’s 2016 Family Law Litigation Award.

Christian leaders founded ADF to defend religious freedom for all Americans. ADF is a nonprofit organization that advocates for the civil liberties of everyone—including religious believers—through litigation, education, and public policy efforts at the state and federal levels. ADF also provides free legal resources and representation for local churches across America on issues vital to their organizations and ministries.

ADF has experienced rapid growth since its founding in 1994. ADF now has more than 2,600 employees and offers legal assistance to religious nonprofits and people of faith across America at no charge.

In May 2017, ADF was recognized in the “Law 360” 40 Under 40 award for advancing the rights of religious liberty and free speech and for its extensive work defending people of faith. You may visit this page for more information.

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