The Latest from Americans United
- Press Release
Retirement Of Justice Kennedy Could Shift Supreme Court Balance On Church-State Separation, Says Americans United“We’re at a pivotal moment,” said Rachel Laser, president and CEO of Americans United. "The separation of church and state is the only way to ensure religious freedom for all Americans. This principle could not be more vital, given that Americans belong to hundreds of different faiths, and many are non-religious. Yet all signs indicate that President Donald Trump will appoint a justice who will undermine this foundational and vital American value.”
- Blog Post
AU And Allies Sue Trump Administration And Notre Dame Over Back-door Negotiations That Deny Women Access To ContraceptionAmericans United filed a lawsuit challenging multiple actions by the Trump-Pence administration – including back-room deals with the University of Notre Dame – that would deny countless women access to contraception.
- Blog PostIn today’s decision, a majority of justices on the Supreme Court ruled that Trump’s Muslim ban does not violate the constitutional prohibition against religious discrimination. This despite Trump’s repeated anti-Muslim statements, which the majority opinion acknowledged cast "doubt on the official objective of the Proclamation.”
- Press Release
Americans United Denounces Supreme Court Opinion Permitting Implementation Of President Trump’s Muslim Ban“The Supreme Court today has forsaken one of our most foundational and cherished values – that our government must never single out any one religion for discrimination," said Rachel Laser, president and CEO of Americans United. "Our hearts break for the millions of Americans who, because of the Muslim ban, will continue to be separated from their loved ones and face peak rates of hate crimes and maltreatment."