Supreme Court Should Make It Clear That States Have No Obligation To Fund Religious Schools, Says Americans United

Mo. Taxpayers Should Not Be Compelled To Support Christian Preschool, Church-State Watchdog Group Asserts

The U.S. Supreme Court should make it clear that Missouri taxpayers can't be compelled to give aid to a religious institution, says Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
 
The high court announced today that it will hear an appeal of a case brought by Trinity Lutheran Church in Columbia, Mo., which sought a state grant to purchase recycled tires to resurface its playground.

Roy Moore’s Latest Attempt To Block Marriage Equality In Alabama Is Doomed To Fail, Says Americans United

Church-State Watchdog Group Calls On State Probate Judges To Ignore Chief Justice’s Order

Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore’s latest attempt to block marriage equality in Alabama is a pathetic gesture that is doomed to fail, and it should be ignored by state officials, Americans United for Separation of Church and State says.
 
Moore today ordered all probate judges in Alabama to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples and suggested that a state constitutional amendment and a law limiting marriage to opposite-sex couples remain in force.
 
Moore is flat-out wrong, says Americans United.
 
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Ky. Corporation Does Not Have ‘Religious Freedom’ Right To Discriminate, Says Americans United

Church-State Watchdog Group Says Hands On Originals Should Have Made T-Shirts For Gay-Pride Event

Hands On Originals, Inc., does not have a free-speech or free-exercise right to violate Lexington-Fayette Urban County, Ky., anti-discrimination laws, says Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
 
In a friend-of-the-court brief filed yesterday with the Commonwealth of Kentucky Court of Appeals, Americans United said Hands On Originals cannot use the religious beliefs of its owner as legal cover for refusing to make T-shirts for a gay-pride event.
 
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Kim Davis Must Issue Valid Marriage Licenses To All Qualified Couples, Says Americans United

Church-State Watchdog Group Says Davis Should Either Do Her Job Or Find A New One

Rowan County, Ky., Clerk Kim Davis must issue valid marriage licenses to all qualified couples, including those of the same sex, says Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
 
In a friend-of-the-court brief filed yesterday evening with the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Americans United said Davis' religious beliefs do not trump the U.S. Supreme Court's marriage-equality decision in Obergefell v.

Court Should Allow Challenge To Ten Commandments Display At Pa. Public School

District Court Erred By Rejecting Lawsuit, Church-State Watchdog Says

A Pennsylvania woman and her minor child should be permitted to sue the New Kensington-Arnold School District over a Ten Commandments display at a local high school, Americans United for Separation of Church and State said in a friend-of-the-court brief in the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
 
Marie Schaub filed the suit in 2012 with the assistance of the Freedom From Religion Foundation. But U.S. District Court Judge Terrence F.

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