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Texas County’s Mass-Gathering Ban Protects Public Health, Does Not Require Religious Exemption

“We appreciate the difficulty that these public health orders pose for all of us, including those who find solace in religious services during such challenging times,” said Rachel Laser, president and CEO of Americans United. “But this virus doesn’t discriminate – it endangers people whether they gather for religious or secular purposes, and it puts entire communities at risk."

Americans United Denounces President Trump’s Muslim Ban Expansion as Continued Religious Discrimination

“It was un-American when President Trump proposed a Muslim Ban from the campaign trail, it was un-American when he first implemented a Muslim Ban three years ago, and it’s un-American today to expand the Muslim Ban to more countries and cruelly separate even more families," said Rachel Laser, AU's president and CEO. "Engaging in religious discrimination to ban people because of their faith fundamentally violates our country’s constitutional principle of religious freedom.

U.S. Supreme Court Should Affirm That Trump Birth Control Rules Violate Religious Freedom And Are Unconstitutional

“The Supreme Court should affirm that it is unconstitutional for the Trump administration to misuse religious freedom to block employees’ and students’ access to birth control. Federal courts in Pennsylvania, California and just yesterday in our case in Indiana have ruled against this discriminatory policy," said Rachel Laser, president and CEO of Americans United. "As a reminder, the Affordable Care Act guarantees employees and students the right to contraceptive coverage. The religious beliefs of their bosses and university officials cannot deny them this right."

Trump Uses Religious Freedom Day to Violate Religious Freedom For Public Schoolchildren And Millions Of Vulnerable People

“President Trump isn’t trying to protect religious freedom; he’s pandering to religious extremists who want to inject a narrow set of religious beliefs into our public schools and taxpayer-funded services,” said Rachel Laser, president and CEO of Americans United. "On Religious Freedom Day of all days, we must make clear that religious freedom demands that everyone be free to practice their faith, or no faith at all, but only so long as they don’t harm others. Religious freedom is not a license to grant unparalleled religious privilege.”

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