Americans United Condemns Mo. Senate Vote To Enshrine Discrimination In State Constitution

Church-State Watchdog Group Vows To Fight Misguided Measure

The Missouri Senate this morning adopted a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would foster discrimination under the guise of protecting religious freedom.

The vote came after eight state senators launched a nearly 40-hour-long filibuster to block the measure. Americans United for Separation of Church and State criticized the vote and vowed to work to stop the proposed amendment, SJR 39.

U.S. Supreme Court Should Protect Student and Staff Access To Contraceptives, Says Americans United

Church-State Watchdog Group Says Religiously Affiliated Institutions Are Not Harmed By Birth-Control Mandate

Religiously affiliated institutions may not prevent third parties from providing contraceptive coverage for students and staff who want it, Americans United for Separation of Church and State says.
 
In a friend-of-the-court brief filed today on behalf of almost 250 college and university students and staff who could lose access to vital medical care, Americans United told the U.S.

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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