Civil Liberties Groups Challenge Taxpayer Funding Of Religious Ministries In New Jersey

Public Aid To Sectarian Institutions Violates State Constitution And Law Against Discrimination, Watchdog Organizations Say

Americans United for Separation of Church and State joined the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey (ACLU-NJ) and the national ACLU in filing a lawsuit today to stop the state of New Jersey from awarding more than $11 million in taxpayer funds to two higher education institutions dedicated solely to religious training and instruction. Read more

New Hampshire Court Strikes Down Tax-Credit Aid To Religious Schools

Court Agrees With Civil Liberties Organizations That ‘Neo-Voucher’ Program Violates New Hampshire Constitution

Americans United for Separation of Church and State, the New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union and the American Civil Liberties Union welcomed a state court decision today that said a tuition tax-credit program violates the New Hampshire Constitution.

Ruling in favor of the three civil liberties groups, the Strafford County, N.H., Superior Court held that the state’s Education Tax Credit Program is unconstitutional because it diverts tax payments to religious schools. Read more

Celebrities Jane Lynch And Jordan Peele Lift Their Voices To Support Separation Of Church And State

Amusing New Music Video Highlights Breakup Between ‘Church’ And ‘State’

Popular performers Jane Lynch and Jordan Peele are lending their support to the campaign to keep church and state separate.

Lynch and Peele have just finished a new music video for Americans United for Separation of Church and State. In the video, Lynch portrays “Church” and Peele portrays “State” as the duo, decked out in cheesy 1970s garb, perform a special song concluding they’re not right for one another and it would be best if they separated for good. Read more

Supreme Court Should Rule Against Sectarian Prayers Before Town Board Meetings, Says Americans United

Church-State Watchdog Group Urges High Court To Use Greece, N.Y., Case To Affirm Government Neutrality Toward Religion

The U.S. Supreme Court today announced that it will hear a lawsuit challenging Christian invocations before town board meetings in Greece, N.Y.

Americans United for Separation of Church and State, the organization that is sponsoring the lawsuit, urged the high court to affirm government neutrality on religion. Read more

Civil Liberties Groups Ask Colorado Supreme Court To Hear Appeal Of School Voucher Case

Douglas County Program Illegally Diverts Taxpayer Money To Religious Schools, Lawsuit Says

Three civil liberties organizations today asked the Colorado Supreme Court to strike down a Douglas County voucher program that provides public education funds to private religious schools.

Americans United for Separation of Church and State, the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado and the American Civil Liberties Union filed a petition today with Colorado’s high court, asking it to accept the case and overturn a Colorado Court of Appeals ruling that upheld the program.
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Protect Americans’ Access To Birth Control, Americans United Tells HHS

Church-State Watchdog Group Says No More Exemptions Are Needed To Health-Care Regulations

The federal government should protect Americans’ access to contraceptive coverage, Americans United for Separation of Church and State has told the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

In comments submitted to HHS, Americans United urged the department to reject demands from conservative religious interest groups that seek to curb access to contraceptives under the guise of religious liberty. Read more

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