The Latest from Americans United
- Blog PostOn the heels of two historic referendums in Ireland – last month’s repeal of the abortion ban and the 2015 referendum establishing marriage equality – the country is gearing up for a new referendum that would advance religious freedom: Voters soon will decide whether to eliminate Ireland’s constitutional prohibition on blasphemy.
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Trump Hurts His Administration’s Legal Argument In The Muslim Ban By Comparing It To His Family Separation PolicyThe U.S. Supreme Court is set to hand a decision on the Muslim ban case any day now – maybe even tomorrow. President Donald J. Trump, meanwhile, is doing his side no favors. He reportedly compared the cruel and inhumane ban to his highly controversial policy of family separation at the southern border.
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I Attended the Oregon School Accused Of Forcing Students To Read The Bible. This Is What It Taught Me About Church-State SeparationAmericans United intern Emily Midyette attended the Oregon high school that recently was in the news for allegedly discriminating against LGBTQ students and forcing at least one of them to read the Bible in school as punishment. Midyette discusses some of the other church-state separation problems she experienced at North Bend High School.
- Blog PostAs we await the U.S. Supreme Court’s imminent ruling in the legal challenge to President Donald Trump’s Muslim Ban, new reporting has highlighted more problems with the ban beyond the obvious that it is unconstitutional because it singles out one religious group for disfavor.