Jun 06, 2019“The Denial of Care Rule risks patients’ lives, threatens our public health safety net and corrupts the true meaning of religious freedom,” said Rachel Laser, president and CEO of Americans United. “The rule in particular hampers Baltimore’s ability to protect the health of its 600,000 residents and address the city’s unique health challenges.”
Jun 05, 2019“With the onslaught of religious refusal policies coming out of this administration, it is more important than ever that we enact legislative safeguards. This bill is critical not only because it protects those who are being discriminated against in the name of religious freedom, but because it protects our nation’s most vulnerable children from being denied a home,” said Rachel Laser, president and CEO of Americans United.
May 28, 2019“We will not tolerate this dangerous policy that puts the health of women, LGBTQ people, religious minorities and so many others in jeopardy," said Rachel Laser, president and CEO of Americans United. "Our government should be protecting America’s patients, not putting their lives at risk and calling it religious freedom. The Constitution does not condone this type of grave harm to others.”
May 17, 2019“The Equality Act is a critically needed check on the Religious Right’s weaponization of ‘religious freedom’ as a license to discriminate," said AU President & CEO Rachel Laser. "Time and again the safety and security of the LGBTQ community is threatened by the Religious Right’s desire to move our country backwards."
May 08, 2019“The Equality Act provides critical and comprehensive protections for LGBTQ people, while simultaneously ensuring that religious freedom cannot be misused to create loopholes that would ultimately undermine these protections," said AU President and CEO Rachel Laser.