The Latest from Americans United

  • PA grand jury
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    A Church-State Lesson From Pennsylvania’s Pedophilia Scandal

    In Pennsylvania and elsewhere, a disturbing form of deference by local officials toward church leaders created an atmosphere that made it next to impossible for the victims of sexual abuse by priests to secure justice.
  • Sad student in voucher classroom
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    More Bad News For Private School Vouchers In Florida And Indiana

    Private school voucher programs in Florida and Indiana have made headlines in recent weeks, and the news is not good. This comes as no surprise to us at Americans United, as years of studies have shown that vouchers don’t improve student achievement and lack accountability. They also funnel public money to private, mostly religious schools that can discriminate and that ignore federal civil rights laws.
  • Rachel Speaking At Masterpiece Rally
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    They’re Baaaaaack! Masterpiece Cakeshop Seeks New Right To Discriminate Against LGBTQ People

    The owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, the baker who violated Colorado anti-discrimination laws when he refused on to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, is in the national spotlight again. This time, he’s suing the state of Colorado alleging religious discrimination after it came to light that he has refused to bake a cake for a transgender woman.
  • Brett Kavanaugh and Donald Trump
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    What’s At Stake With Brett Kavanaugh On The U.S. Supreme Court? Religious Minorities’ & Immigrants’ Rights.

    If you care about the rights of religious minorities and immigrants, then you should be concerned about President Donald Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. Kavanaugh’s record indicates that he’s hostile toward church-state separation, and that hostility could have a huge impact on religious minorities, particularly immigrants.