Trump Should Drop School Voucher Crusade, Says Americans United

Church-State Watchdog Group Says ‘School Choice’ Programs Don’t Work And Undermine Public School Funding

President Donald J. Trump today visited a private Catholic school that benefits from Florida’s tuition tax credit program – a voucher scheme that diverts taxpayer dollars away from public schools.

Americans United for Separation of Church and State opposes voucher programs, including tuition tax credits, because they funnel desperately needed funding away from public schools and into private, mostly religious schools that lack accountability and often perform no better – and sometimes worse – than their public counterparts.

Americans United And National LGBT Bar Association Ask Supreme Court To Afford Transgender Student Equal Restroom Access

Organizations Work With Law Firm Hogan Lovells To File Court Brief Asserting Religious Beliefs Can’t Be Used To Justify Government Discrimination Against High School Student Gavin Grimm

Americans United for Separation of Church and State and the National LGBT Bar Association today asked the Supreme Court to affirm that a transgender student can use the school restroom that corresponds with his gender identity.

Americans United Opposes President Trump’s Proposal To Use Taxpayer Money To Fund Private Schools

During tonight’s address to a joint session of Congress, President Donald J. Trump reaffirmed his intention to invest in “school choice” – code words for using taxpayer money to fund private school vouchers.

In response, Americans United for Separation of Church and State asserted that it will oppose any efforts by Trump’s administration to funnel public funds into private, mostly religious, schools.

Americans United Says Religiously Affiliated Hospitals Should Comply With Federal Retirement Protections

Church-State Watchdog Files Brief With U.S. Supreme Court In Trio Of Cases Involving ERISA Pension Exemptions

Americans United for Separation of Church and State today asked the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold lower court rulings that found religiously affiliated hospitals should comply with federal pension protections.

In a friend-of-the-court brief, Americans United argued that exempting religiously affiliated hospitals and health systems from the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) would violate church-state separation by granting these institutions a financial advantage over secular competitors.

Americans United Hails Federal Appeals Court’s Ruling In Mich. Government Prayer Case

Court Notes That Resident Who Brought Case Was Ridiculed By Jackson County Officials

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.

Americans United Files Brief In Va. Lawsuit Challenging Trump ‘Muslim Ban’

Church-State Watchdog Group Calls Executive Order ‘Constitutionally And Morally Indefensible’

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.

Sessions’ Views on Religious Freedom Are Alarming, Says Americans United

Watchdog Group Says Senate Should Have Rejected Attorney General Nominee

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.

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