Washington Florist Does Not Have Religious Freedom Right To Deny Service To Same-Sex Couples, Says Americans United

Arlene’s Flowers Cannot Ignore Non-Discrimination Laws Regardless Of Owner’s Beliefs, Church-State Watchdog Group Says

Arlene’s Flowers Cannot Ignore Non-Discrimination Laws Regardless Of Owner’s Beliefs, Church-State Watchdog Group Says A Richland, Wash., florist does not have a First Amendment right to refuse service to same-sex couples, Americans United for Separation ... Read »

Marine Does Not Have A Right To Display Religious Signs On Government Property, Says Americans United

Disciplinary Actions Taken Against Monifa Sterling Were Appropriate, Church-State Watchdog Group Asserts In Court Brief

Disciplinary Actions Taken Against Monifa Sterling Were Appropriate, Church-State Watchdog Group Asserts In Court Brief A woman who received a bad-conduct discharge from the U.S. Marine Corps does not have a right to display religious signs on government ... Read »

The Last Political Taboo?

The U.S. Constitution Forbids 'Religious Tests' For Public Office, But When It Comes To Non-Believers, Many Voters Have Decided To Impose One Anyway

Abraham Lincoln faced his share of sharp criticism from political opponents during his career, but among the most stinging accusations against him may have been an implication that the future president was “an open scoffer at Christianity” – in other word ... Read »

Presidential Proclamations

U.S. Chief Executives Have Said Some Wonderful Things About Separation Of Church And State Over The Years. Here Are Ten Great Ones.

The year was 1832, and a cholera epidemic was ravaging the United States. Doctors of the day were powerless to stop the disease. As its depredations spread, some desperate members of Congress decided that only divine intervention could save the country. T ... Read »

AU In Action

Staff Members And Activists Support Church-State Separation Nationwide

Members of the Americans Uni­ted national staff have remained busy with media appearances and public events designed to raise awareness about church-state separation. Here is a roundup of recent activities: Barry W. Lynn, executive director of Americans U ... Read »

U.S. Army Approves Beard For Sikh Soldier

Capt. Simratpal Singh will be temporarily allowed to wear a turban and short beard in accordance with his Sikh faith, Army leaders decided last December. Singh, a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, is a veteran of the Afghanistan conflic ... Read »

New York City Subsidizes Security For Religious Schools

New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio has signed a bill to reimburse sectarian private schools for the cost of hiring security guards. The New York City Council initially voted to pass the measure in December. “You can imagine, in the environment we’ve been i ... Read »

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