The Florida Constitution prohibits the state from using taxpayer money to fund religious organizations or programs. During its 2011 session, the Florida legislature proposed an amendment to the Florida Constitution that not only would repeal this strict prohibition on public funding of religious institutions, but would also forbid Florida government bodies from denying public funding to religious institutions unless the U.S. Constitution prohibited the funding. The proposed amendment will become law if it is approved by Florida voters in the November 2012 general election. Read more
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Challenge to practice by two Georgia county commissions of opening meetings with sectarian prayer.
Challenge to practice of Virginia county board of opening its meetings with a Christian invocation given by invited local clergy.
Challenge to plan to install a depiction of the Ten Commandments in the Council Chambers of Charleston County, South Carolina.
Challenge to placement of a Ten Commandments monument in front of a Kansas city hall building.
Challenge to presence of devotional painting of Jesus outside principal's office in West Virginia public school.
Challenge to Missouri school district's failure to remedy the unconstitutional religious activity of a World History teacher.
Challenge to decision by Louisiana to remove the word "silent" from a school-prayer statute.
Challenge to Pennsylvania school district's policy requiring science teachers to promote "intelligent design" as an alternative to the scientific theory of evolution.
Challenge to West Virginia high school's plan to include prayer at graduation ceremony.