Rachel Laser, CEO and President of Americans United


Religious extremists are not done. They’re looking to impose extreme, regressive policies fueled by one narrow religious viewpoint on all of us. We are fighting back.

Here are our newest cases fighting Christian Nationalism across the country.

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Fighting discrimination in Oklahoma

No family should face discrimination at a public school, and no student should be expelled for failing to conform to religious doctrines.

Learn more about the fight in Oklahoma

Fighting abortion bans in Missouri

Abortion bans impose one narrow religious doctrine on everyone. These bans violate the separation of church and state.

Learn more about the fight in Missouri

We will never stop fighting the religious extremists who use religious freedom to discriminate and harm others across the United States.

Church-State Separation & the Courts

Americans United’s Legal Department defends church-state separation by going to court on behalf of people whose religious-freedom rights have been violated; by contacting school districts, municipalities, and state and federal agencies to resolve constitutional violations without litigation; and by contributing our expertise through friend-of-the-court briefs in cases nationwide.


We’re suing to stop Christian Nationalists from creating religious public charter schools

Okla. is violating the separation of church and state by creating the nation’s 1st religious charter school. If we don’t stop them, religious public schools like this could appear in states around the country. Join the fight:

Join the Fight