Americans United for Separation of Church and State applauds today’s Washington State Supreme Court ruling that a florist cannot cite religious beliefs as justification for discriminating against same-sex couples.
A federal appeals court today ruled that county commissioners in Jackson County, Mich., may not open their meetings by personally delivering prayers that are exclusively Christian in nature.
The case, Bormuth v. County of Jackson, was brought by a local resident who is a Druid and who opposed the prayer policy. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 in Peter Bormuth’s favor.
Americans United says the court made the right call.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that President Donald J. Trump’s executive order restricting immigration from several Muslim-majority countries will remain on hold.
President Donald J. Trump’s Jan. 27 executive order restricting immigration to the United States from several Muslim-majority countries violates religious freedom rights and should remain on hold, says Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
Americans United for Separation of Church and State has expressed alarm over the Senate’s confirmation of U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) as U.S. attorney general, asserting that Sessions doesn’t respect basic constitutional principles that guarantee equality and justice, including guarantees of religious freedom.
President Donald Trump’s recent executive order temporarily banning immigration from several Muslim-majority countries is effectively a Muslim ban and should immediately be put on hold, according to a legal brief filed today by Americans United for Separation of Church and State and the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).
President Donald Trump’s Jan. 27 executive order restricting immigration to the United States from several Muslim-majority countries violates religious freedom rights and should be put on hold, says Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
Attorneys with Americans United yesterday filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the case, State of Washington and State of Minnesota v. Trump. They also traveled to Seattle for a hearing on the matter today.
Neil Gorsuch’s extreme views on separation of church and state make him unfit for a position on the U.S. Supreme Court, says Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
Gorsuch, currently a judge on the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, has been nominated by President Donald Trump to fill the high court seat left vacant by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in February of 2016.
Americans United says Gorsuch is the wrong person for this important job.
Americans United for Separation of Church and State today denounced an executive order issued by President Donald J. Trump that has the effect of shutting down our borders to refugees and immigrants from Muslim-majority nations.
“President Trump just acted to fulfill his promise to ban Muslim refugees and immigrants,” said the Rev. Barry W. Lynn, executive director of Americans United. “He has abandoned our nation’s commitment to religious freedom, and he’s turning away those seeking safe harbor and a better life. This action is fundamentally un-American.”