The Latest from Americans United

  • Press Release

    Americans United Criticizes Kansas Gov. Colyer For Signing Discriminatory Adoption Bill

    “This law does a great disservice to kids in care. Those children deserve loving, stable homes, and providing them should be Kansas’ first priority. Senate Bill 284 works against that principle by allowing state-funded agencies to turn away prospective parents – in the name of religion – because they’re a same-sex couple, interfaith, previously divorced or the ‘wrong religion.’ This law is indefensible," said AU President and CEO Rachel Laser.
  • Soldier reading to daughter
    Blog Post

    Some Members Of Congress Are Trying To Sneak Voucher Funding Into Annual Defense Bill

    Despite overwhelming opposition, some members of Congress are trying to sneak a federally funded voucher program into a must-pass defense spending bill. Two amendments were proposed to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would divert critical federal funding from public schools that serve military families and funnel it to unaccountable private and religious schools.
  • Bayview Park cross in Pensacola, Florida
    Blog Post

    Federal Appeals Court Considers Constitutionality Of Pensacola Cross

    A federal appeals court heard oral argument about whether a large cross on public property in Florida violates religious freedom. Americans United and allies had filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the case, urging the court to affirm that governmental display of the cross is unconstitutional.
  • Teenage lesbian couple makes a heart with their hands
    Blog Post

    An Oregon Public School Is Accused Of Discriminating Against LGBTQ Kids And Forcing A Student To Read The Bible

    Oregon’s Department of Education is investigating disturbing reports of potential violations of religious freedom and LGBTQ rights at a public high school, including that staff may have been using their personal religious beliefs to determine how they treat LGBTQ students.