Apr 09, 2020“We appreciate that these public health orders are difficult for everyone, including people of faith who find comfort in religious services during such challenging times,” said Rachel Laser, president and CEO of Americans United. “But COVID-19 doesn’t discriminate between religious and secular gatherings – it can sicken people just as easily at both, putting entire communities in danger. Gov. Northam’s public health order does not violate religious freedom; it ensures religious freedom is not misused to risk people’s lives."
Mar 31, 2020“We appreciate the difficulty that these public health orders pose for all of us, including those who find solace in religious services during such challenging times,” said Rachel Laser, president and CEO of Americans United. “But this virus doesn’t discriminate – it endangers people whether they gather for religious or secular purposes, and it puts entire communities at risk."
Feb 24, 2020"Ensuring children have safe homes with loving families must be the number one priority for foster care agencies. That’s why no taxpayer-funded agency should be able to turn away qualified parents because they are the ‘wrong’ religion or LGBTQ," said Rachel Laser, president and CEO of Americans United.
Feb 18, 2020“Our country promises religious freedom for everyone, including people who are incarcerated. That means jails and prisons must provide equal opportunities for all prisoners to practice their faith,” said Alex Luchenitser, associate legal director at Americans United.
Feb 11, 2020“This settlement protects the religious freedom of everyone in Brevard County," said Alex J. Luchenitser, associate legal director of Americans United and lead counsel in the case. "No one should be excluded from participating in local government because of their beliefs about religion."