Americans United for Separation of Church and State last night filed a legal motion with a federal court seeking permission to intervene on behalf of three University of Notre Dame students who want to ensure that their health-care plan includes access to contraceptives. The students lack the financial means to purchase contraception on their own.
It’s time for the IRS to crack down on illegal partisan politicking by churches, says Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
In a letter sent today to IRS Acting Commissioner Daniel Werfel, Americans United noted that the IRS recently announced proposed tightened rules governing 501(c)(4) organizations. While this is a complex area of tax law, the question of church-based electioneering requires a much simpler fix.
The U.S. Supreme Court should find that the owners of secular, for-profit corporations have no right to impose their religious views onto employees by denying them access to contraceptives, Americans United for Separation of Church and State says.
The Ohio Supreme Court correctly ruled that a school district was right to fire a teacher for insubordination after he refused to stop teaching creationism and remove certain religious symbols from his classroom, says Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
The Rev. Barry W. Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, will receive the annual Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship at a ceremony next month.
An item in a Washington county council’s proposed budget that would give taxpayer funding to a fundamentalist Christian organization that works to convert young children must not be approved, says Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
Several Colorado governors violated the state constitution by declaring a Colorado Day of Prayer, Americans United for Separation of Church and State told the Colorado Supreme Court in a friend-of-the-court brief.
The brief was filed Friday afternoon in support of the plaintiffs in Freedom From Religion Foundation v. Hickenlooper.
A federal appeals court ruling today that allows owners of secular for-profit corporations to refuse to provide certain forms of birth control to their employees is a dangerous distortion of the concept of religious freedom, says Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
A Florida company that manufactures electrical products cannot exercise religion and therefore cannot exempt itself from the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate, Americans United has told a federal appeals court.