The U.S. Supreme Court should find that the owners of secular, for-profit corporations have no right to impose their religious views onto employees by denying them access to contraceptives, Americans United for Separation of Church and State says. Read more
The Ohio Supreme Court correctly ruled that a school district was right to fire a teacher for insubordination after he refused to stop teaching creationism and remove certain religious symbols from his classroom, says Americans United for Separation of Church and State. Read more
The Rev. Barry W. Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, will receive the annual Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship at a ceremony next month. Read more
An item in a Washington county council’s proposed budget that would give taxpayer funding to a fundamentalist Christian organization that works to convert young children must not be approved, says Americans United for Separation of Church and State. Read more
Several Colorado governors violated the state constitution by declaring a Colorado Day of Prayer, Americans United for Separation of Church and State told the Colorado Supreme Court in a friend-of-the-court brief.
The brief was filed Friday afternoon in support of the plaintiffs in Freedom From Religion Foundation v. Hickenlooper. Read more
A Florida company that manufactures electrical products cannot exercise religion and therefore cannot exempt itself from the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate, Americans United has told a federal appeals court.
Americans United for Separation of Church and State has joined a legal brief asking the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to nullify amendments to the state constitutions of Nevada and Hawaii that prohibit same-sex marriage. Read more
The Brentwood (Md.) Town Council has agreed to permanently stop reciting the Lord’s Prayer before its meetings, Americans United for Separation of Church and State announced today.
The council agreed Wednesday to discontinue the sectarian invocation as part of a settlement in Pomerleau v. Town of Brentwood.
The Rev. Barry W. Lynn, Americans United executive director, expressed satisfaction with the council’s decision. Read more