A coalition of religious leaders and public school administrators should be permitted to challenge a Florida program that violates the state constitution by offering tax credits to patrons of private, mostly sectarian schools, Americans United for Separation of Church and State says. Read more
The First Circuit Court of Appeals should rule against the territory of Puerto Rico’s same-sex marriage ban, Americans United for Separation of Church and State argued in a friend-of-the-court brief filed yesterday.
Americans United joined the Anti-Defamation League and a wide range of religious and civil liberties groups to tell the court that the ban unconstitutionally restricts the rights of Puerto Rico’s LGBT community. Read more
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley should ignore Chief Justice Roy Moore’s recent letter on same-sex marriage, says Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
Moore wrote to Bentley Jan. 27 and urged him to continue to deny same-sex couples the right to marry, even though a federal court recently struck down the state’s ban on such marriages.
The U.S. Supreme Court should extend marriage equality nationwide, says Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
The high court announced this afternoon that it will hear four consolidated cases challenging the constitutionality of same-sex marriage. The practice is now legal in 36 states.
Americans United Executive Director the Rev. Barry W. Lynn said it’s time for the court to make it clear that this issue won’t be settled on the basis of religion.
Americans United for Separation of Church and State today issued the following statement about the vandalism of the Satanic Temple’s display at the State Capitol Rotunda in Tallahassee, Fla.:
“This act of mindless vandalism should be condemned by all decent people and all those who support true freedom of religion. It’s important to remember that free speech in an open forum is for all groups, even those whose message some deem controversial or unpopular. Read more