Nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to U.S. Supreme Court

Americans United Opposes the Supreme Court Nomination Of Amy Coney Barrett, A Foe Of Church-State Separation   Barrett’s record demonstrates a hostility toward church-state separation: Barrett has shown support for depriving employees of their contraceptive coverage under the Affordable Care Act because of their bosses’ religious objections. Barrett joined a 7th U.S. Circuit Court decision allowing Illinois to exempt religious services from its emergency health order meant to protect the…Keep Reading

Do you want your tax dollars to fund religious education? You shouldn’t.

By Rachel Laser Jan 21, 2020 The Washington Post Imagine a country where your hard-earned tax dollars must fund private religious schools that require students to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, or that expel students for being gay. Imagine that your state is forced to spend resources to help fund construction of a local house of worship of a faith you do not share, just because the state is also contributing to…Keep Reading

Neil Gorsuch: The Wrong Man For The Job

Neil Gorsuch: The Wrong Man For The Job

As I’m sure you know, last night Donald Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch to fill the high court seat left vacant by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. Gorsuch’s one-sided view of religious freedom is dangerous, and that makes him the wrong person for the job. He has even suggested that the government should be able to endorse religion—a position that would radically change constitutional law. AU’s Legal Department has researched…Keep Reading

US Supreme Court Should Protect Student and Staff Access To Contraceptives

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Church-State Watchdog Group Says Religiously Affiliated Institutions Are Not Harmed By Birth-Control Mandate Feb 17, 2016 Religiously affiliated institutions may not prevent third parties from providing contraceptive coverage for students and staff who want it, Americans United for Separation of Church and State says. In a friend-of-the-court brief filed today on behalf of almost 250 college and university students and staff who could lose access to vital medical care, Americans United…Keep Reading

Supreme Court Should Protect Access To Contraceptives At Notre Dame

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Americans United Represents Woman Whose Medical Coverage Could Be Blocked By Catholic School Jan 21, 2016 The University of Notre Dame does not have a religious freedom right to bar third parties from providing contraceptive coverage to its students and staff, Americans United for Separation of Church & State told the U.S. Supreme Court. In a brief filed today on behalf of a Notre Dame student who seeks access to…Keep Reading

Supreme Court Should Make It Clear That States Have No Obligation To Fund Religious Schools

Supreme Court Should Make It Clear That States Have No Obligation To Fund Religious Schools

Missouri Taxpayers Should Not Be Compelled To Support Christian Preschool Jan 15, 2016 The U.S. Supreme Court should make it clear that Missouri taxpayers can’t be compelled to give aid to a religious institution, says Americans United for Separation of Church and State. The high court announced today that it will hear an appeal of a case brought by Trinity Lutheran Church in Columbia, Mo., which sought a state grant…Keep Reading