Tenn. Official Says He Won’t Perform Same-Sex Marriages

A Tennessee county official who performs marriage ceremonies but said he will not marry same-sex couples has received a warning letter from Americans United. After marriage equality became the law in 2015 thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Oberg ... Read »

Fla. Court Refuses To Allow Voucher Challenge To Move Forward

A Florida court in August rejected an appeal brought by Americans United and its allies challenging a school-voucher-like program that provides taxpayer support for religious organizations. AU, the National Education Association, the American Federation o ... Read »

AU Sends Letters Reminding Churches To Remain Non-Partisan

Americans United in September mailed letters to 100,000 houses of worship nationwide, reminding religious leaders that it is a violation of federal law if they use church resources to endorse or oppose candidates for office this election season. In the le ... Read »

Wyo. Judge May Lose Job Over Same-Sex Marriage Refusal

A Wyoming judge who says she won’t perform same-sex marriage ceremonies because of her religious beliefs is on the verge of losing her job after the state’s supreme court recommended she be dismissed.  The recommendation came after Judge Ruth Neely of Pin ... Read »

Ga. County Roiled By Flap Over Mosque Construction

Hundreds of people gathered at the Newton County, Ga., courthouse on Aug. 22 to attend a public hearing and express opposition to a local Muslim community’s plans to build a mosque and cemetery outside of Covington. Most speakers blasted the plan, with so ... Read »

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