Wheaton College v. Burwell

Ongoing As part of the Affordable Care Act's implementing regulations, group health plans are required to include coverage for various forms of preventative care, including all FDA-approved methods of contraception. Houses of worship are exempt from ... Read »

Alabama Probate Judges Must Immediately Issue Marriage Licenses to Gay Couples

Alabama Supreme Court Order Does Not Allow Judges To Refuse Marriage Licenses To Same-Sex Couples, Civil Liberties Groups Say

Alabama Supreme Court Order Does Not Allow Judges To Refuse Marriage Licenses To Same-Sex Couples, Civil Liberties Groups Say Alabama’s probate judges are under an immediate obligation to issue marriage licenses to qualified same-sex couples, say the four ... Read »

Orange County chapter presents Dr. Sidney Golub

July 18, 2015 at 1:45 pm   The Orange County chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State presents Dr. Sidney Golub who will provide an update on stem cell policy. The meeting is on July 18 th and starts at 1:45 pm with the doors opening ... Read »

Founded On Faith?

As Denominational Ties In The United States Fray, The Religious Right Clings To The Idea That The United States Is An Officially ‘Christian Nation’

It was June 28, 1787, and the delegates of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia had reached an impasse. At a critical moment in which it seemed the convention was nearing dissolution, 81-year-old Benjamin Franklin made an impassioned plea for all ... Read »

Operation Exclusion?

A Misguided Belief In ‘Christian Nation’ Theology Spurs N.C. County Officials To Exclude Minorities From Public Prayers

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled last year in Town of Greece v. Galloway that communities may open their official meetings with prayer – as long as they strive to be inclusive. It seems that Lincoln County, N.C., Commissioner Carroll Mitchem didn’t get that m ... Read »

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