Supreme Court Should Make It Clear That States Have No Obligation To Fund Religious Schools, Says Americans United

Mo. Taxpayers Should Not Be Compelled To Support Christian Preschool, Church-State Watchdog Group Asserts

The U.S. Supreme Court should make it clear that Missouri taxpayers can't be compelled to give aid to a religious institution, says Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
 
The high court announced today that it will hear an appeal of a case brought by Trinity Lutheran Church in Columbia, Mo., which sought a state grant to purchase recycled tires to resurface its playground.

Roy Moore’s Latest Attempt To Block Marriage Equality In Alabama Is Doomed To Fail, Says Americans United

Church-State Watchdog Group Calls On State Probate Judges To Ignore Chief Justice’s Order

Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore’s latest attempt to block marriage equality in Alabama is a pathetic gesture that is doomed to fail, and it should be ignored by state officials, Americans United for Separation of Church and State says.
 
Moore today ordered all probate judges in Alabama to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples and suggested that a state constitutional amendment and a law limiting marriage to opposite-sex couples remain in force.
 
Moore is flat-out wrong, says Americans United.
 
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Ky. Corporation Does Not Have ‘Religious Freedom’ Right To Discriminate, Says Americans United

Church-State Watchdog Group Says Hands On Originals Should Have Made T-Shirts For Gay-Pride Event

Hands On Originals, Inc., does not have a free-speech or free-exercise right to violate Lexington-Fayette Urban County, Ky., anti-discrimination laws, says Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
 
In a friend-of-the-court brief filed yesterday with the Commonwealth of Kentucky Court of Appeals, Americans United said Hands On Originals cannot use the religious beliefs of its owner as legal cover for refusing to make T-shirts for a gay-pride event.
 
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Kim Davis Must Issue Valid Marriage Licenses To All Qualified Couples, Says Americans United

Church-State Watchdog Group Says Davis Should Either Do Her Job Or Find A New One

Rowan County, Ky., Clerk Kim Davis must issue valid marriage licenses to all qualified couples, including those of the same sex, says Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
 
In a friend-of-the-court brief filed yesterday evening with the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Americans United said Davis' religious beliefs do not trump the U.S. Supreme Court's marriage-equality decision in Obergefell v.

Court Should Allow Challenge To Ten Commandments Display At Pa. Public School

District Court Erred By Rejecting Lawsuit, Church-State Watchdog Says

A Pennsylvania woman and her minor child should be permitted to sue the New Kensington-Arnold School District over a Ten Commandments display at a local high school, Americans United for Separation of Church and State said in a friend-of-the-court brief in the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
 
Marie Schaub filed the suit in 2012 with the assistance of the Freedom From Religion Foundation. But U.S. District Court Judge Terrence F.

Colo. County Official Has No Right To Post Religious Sign Attacking Marriage Equality At Government Office, Says Americans United

Church-State Watchdog Group Says Elbert County Clerk Is Clearly Trying To Express Disapproval Of Same-Sex Couples

Elbert County Clerk Dallas Schroeder must remove a poster with a biblical passage disparaging the marriages of same-sex couples from his government office, says Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
 
Schroeder’s office is responsible for issuing marriage licenses, and it’s clear that the clerk put up the poster to express disapproval of same-sex unions, the organization asserts.
 
The poster depicts an image of a bride and a groom accompanied by a verse from the first Book of Corinthians that reads, “…each man should have his own wif

Proposed Bike Lane Would Not Violate D.C. Church's Religious Freedom, Americans United Says

Washington Church's First Amendment Rights Are Not Impeded By Road Designation, Says Church-State Watchdog

A proposed bike lane in downtown Washington, D.C., would not violate a local church's free exercise of religion, Americans United for Separation of Church and State says.
 
In a letter sent today to the District Department of Transportation, Americans United refutes claims by the United House of Prayer that installing a bike lane on 6th Street, N.W., the street on which the church is located, would violate the U.S.

Americans United Asks Federal Court To Strike Down N.C. County’s Prayer Practice

Government Officials Coerced Citizens To Participate in Christian Prayer, Church-State Watchdog Group Says

The Rowan County, N.C., Board of Commissioners’ practice of coercing citizens to participate in Christian prayers at its meetings should be struck down, Americans United for Separation of Church and State says.

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