The Latest from Americans United
- Blog PostThis week marks the 50th anniversary of a landmark case in which the U.S. Supreme Court held that a restaurant owner did not have a religious right to turn away customers. Yet some people are still arguing about this issue; the Supreme Court is set to decide a similar case this term, Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission.
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AU Is Committed To Inclusive Public Schools That Allow Students And Families To Make Their Own Decisions About FaithThis Public Schools Week, we at AU are affirming our commitment to ensure that public schools are equipped to teach children all they need to know about core subjects like reading, math and science, while protecting families’ rights to make their own decisions about faith.
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AU Continues To Fight Private School Vouchers To Support Public Schools And Protect Religious FreedomPrivate school vouchers are harmful for many reasons: They undermine public education, strip civil rights protections from students and violate the fundamental principle of religious freedom. Vouchers divert taxpayer dollars from public schools, which serve 90 percent of our children, and send that money to private, mostly religious schools.
- Blog PostOver the years, Americans United played a key role in dozens of church-state cases dealing with public aid to religious education, often representing parents and taxpayer in court or filing briefs.