As this issue of Church & State went to press, the U.S. Supreme Court had yet to rule on several cases dealing with separation of religion and government.

Americans United was expecting a ruling in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, which deals with whether Montana must ignore the religious-freedom protections in its state constitution and fund private religious schools with taxpayer-funded school vouchers, even for private schools that discriminate against students and families.

Also pending is Trump v. Pennsylvania / Little Sisters of the Poor Saints Peter and Paul Home v. Pennsylvania, cases that involve Trump administration rules that would allow employers and universities to use religion to deny employees and students birth-control coverage in their health insurance.

Other cases dealing with the rights of employees of religious schools were pending as we went to press.

Look for an analysis of these rulings and others in the September issue of Church & State.

BREAKING NEWS

Americans United & the National Women’s Law Center file suit to challenge Missouri’s abortion bans.

Abortion bans violate the separation of church and state. Americans United and the National Women’s Law Center—the leading experts in religious freedom and gender justice—have joined forces with thirteen clergy from six faith traditions to challenge Missouri’s abortion bans as unconstitutionally imposing one narrow religious doctrine on everyone.


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