It is deeply distressing that Mississippi lawmakers have approved a measure that could permit religion-based discrimination against many Mississippians, including LGBT persons, says Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
Final regulations issued by the Obama administration today that cover the relationship between government and faith-based social-service providers should go a long way toward improving protections for individual religious liberty rights, says Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
Americans United for Separation of Church and State today said that it is imperative that members of the Senate Judiciary Committee closely question Judge Merrick Garland on church-state issues.
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.
“The death of a dedicated public servant is always a time for reflection. While I personally disagreed with just about every opinion on separation of church and state that Justice Antonin Scalia authored or signed onto, I acknowledge his long record of service on the court.
A Gilmer County, W.Va., deputy clerk who verbally abused a same-sex couple seeking a marriage license has no right to harass or attempt to evangelize the people she is obligated to serve, Americans United for Separation of Church and State says.