Dec 06, 2019
WASHINGTON -- Today, national advocacy groups including the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Americans United for Separation of Church and State, Center for American Progress (CAP), the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), Lambda Legal, the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (LCCHR), the NAACP, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, the National Fair Housing Alliance, National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA), the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), PFLAG and the Transgender Law Center expressed strong opposition to the so-called “Fairness For All” Act, as introduced in Congress.
Nov 19, 2019"One after another, three judges across the country have now made it crystal clear that it was unlawful for the Trump administration to misuse religious freedom to justify harming patients," said Rachel Laser, president and CEO of Americans United. "These decisions, coupled with Congress’ introduction of the Put Patients First Act, should send an emphatic message to President Trump that no patient should ever be discriminated against or denied health care based on who they are, who they love or what they believe.”
Nov 15, 2019“The Montana Supreme Court protected America’s guarantee of religious freedom when it struck down private school vouchers last year. Considering 94 percent of taxpayer-funded vouchers in the state financed religious schools, the court’s decision ensures residents can’t be forced to fund religious education,” said Rachel Laser, president and CEO of Americans United.
Nov 12, 2019“Even as courts block President Trump’s dangerous Denial of Care Rule, it’s clear the administration will continue to push this rule and other policies that misuse religious freedom to license discrimination and harm to others. It's more important than ever that Congress enact extra safeguards to protect people’s health and fundamental rights," said Rachel Laser, president and CEO of Americans United.
Nov 07, 2019“The Trump administration is now 0 for 2 in trying to defend its harmful Denial of Care Rule that puts patients’ lives at risk in the name of ‘religious freedom.’ We hope the federal judges in our cases in California and Maryland will echo the judges in New York and now Washington – that this rule is unlawful, unconstitutional and cannot take effect. Patients should never be denied care based on who they are, who they love or what they believe.”