The Latest from Americans United

  • Tony Perkins
    Blog Post

    Religious Right Group Plans To Run Over Election Law With A Bus

    President Donald Trump has been claiming that he did away with the Johnson Amendment, but this yet another of his falsehoods. He issued an executive order full of verbiage that didn’t really do anything. The Johnson Amendment is a federal law. It would take an act of Congress to overturn or modify it.
  • Kenai Peninsula Assembly members praying during a meeting
    Blog Post

    Alaska Superior Court Calls Out Kenai’s Discriminatory Invocation Policy

    Another court delivered a victory this week for those striving to make public meetings more inclusive to people of all religions and the nonreligious: The Alaska Superior Court ruled that Kenai Peninsula Borough is violating the state constitution’s religious freedom protections by restricting the faith traditions from which residents may offer invocations during public meetings.
  • Press Release

    Tali Israeli Joins Americans United As Director Of Strategic Communications

    “Separation of church and state is under sustained attack by the Trump-Pence administration. I believe this vital constitutional principle deserves nothing less than a full-throttle defense, and I look forward to joining the fight," said Tali Israeli, AU's new strategic communications director.
  • Same-sex female couple
    Blog Post

    Romanian Voters Reject Anti-Marriage Equality Measure – And Kim Davis

    The news that Romanians rejected an attempt to write LGBTQ discrimination into their constitution was all the sweeter because it means Romanians also rejected the meddling of Kim Davis. The Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples tried to take her anti-LGBTQ propaganda international last year by campaigning in Romania for the anti-marriage equality referendum.