Dec 20, 2018“In 2018 in America, a business owner should not be able to slam the door shut on someone who doesn’t live by the owner’s religious beliefs,” said Rachel Laser, president and CEO of Americans United. “Phoenix’s antidiscrimination laws and all civil rights laws in this country embody our shared values, and we can’t coexist if we use our individual religious beliefs to trump those values in a way that harms others."
Dec 13, 2018
A federal appeals court today upheld an injunction in five states – California, Delaware, Maryland, New York and Virginia – blocking implementation of temporary Trump administration rules that exempted employers with religious and moral objections from the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive care coverage requirement.
Dec 12, 2018“Montana taxpayers should never be forced to fund religious education – that’s a fundamental violation of religious freedom,” said Rachel Laser, president and CEO of Americans United. “The Montana Supreme Court’s decision protects both church-state separation and public education. It’s a double win.”
Dec 11, 2018“House leadership is trying to ram through language in any bill they can before they give up the gavel in January and it will become much harder for them to repeal the Johnson Amendment,” said Rachel Laser, president and CEO of Americans United.
Nov 28, 2018
Prominent faith leaders today joined advocacy organization Americans United for Separation of Church and State to shed needed light on Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker’s outrageous views that would require federal judges to have a “biblical” worldview.
After weeks of organizations and elected officials from both sides of the political spectrum urging the removal of Whitaker for myriad reasons, the faith community is highlighting another reason the Trump administration’s chief lawyer is unfit to hold that office.