A journalist who exposed the Religious Right’s efforts to infiltrate America’s public schools and a Mississippi student who bravely challenged unlawful religious activity at her public high school will be recognized by Americans United for Separation of Church and State on Nov. 10.
Katherine Stewart, author of The Good News Club: The Christian Right's Stealth Assault on America's Children, will receive Americans United’s Person of the Year Award. Read more
Bedford County, Pa., must not prosecute a teenager for “desecration of a venerated object” even though he simulated a sex act with a statue of Jesus, Americans United for Separation of Church and State says.
Americans United for Separation of Church and State and its allies have asked a federal appeals court to strike down Texas’ ban on same-sex marriage.
In a brief filed today in the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Americans United, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and more than 20 other religious and public policy groups say Texas’ marriage restriction is an unconstitutional act that limits, rather than preserves, religious freedom. Read more
The United States Air Force cannot prohibit an atheist from reenlisting simply because he refused to say the part of the enlistment oath that includes the words “so help me God,” Americans United for Separation of Church and State says. Read more
Americans United for Separation of Church and State, the New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union and the American Civil Liberties Union criticized today’s decision by the New Hampshire Supreme Court dismissing a challenge to a tuition tax-credit program on technical grounds.
The state high court dismissed the case, holding that the plaintiffs lack “standing” – the right to sue –despite the fact that the Attorney General’s Office had agreed that one of the plaintiffs had standing to challenge the tax-credit program. Read more
A Florida program that offers tax credits to patrons of private, mostly sectarian schools violates state constitutional provisions prohibiting tax-subsidized aid to religious schools and guaranteeing a uniform public education, Americans United for Separation of Church and State says. Read more
Local boards of education in North Carolina must not allow public school faculty and staff to participate in prayer and worship with students, even though a new state law encourages such activity, Americans United for Separation of Church and State says. Read more
A proposed theme park based on the story of Noah’s Ark discriminates in employment in favor of fundamentalist Christians and should be ineligible for tax incentives from the state of Kentucky, Americans United for Separation of Church and State says. Read more