A New Era of Inequality?

Hobby Lobby and Religious Exemptions from Anti-Discrimination Laws

Hobby Lobby and Religious Exemptions from Anti-Discrimination Laws In this article from the Harvard Law and Policy Review,  Americans United Associate Legal Director Alex J. Luchenitser discusses the potential impact of "religious freedom" bills ... Read »

Delaware Valley Chapter Meeting in Philadelphia

April 2, 2015 at 7:00 pm DVAU/Philly: The View from the Wild Side – Minority Religions & Separation of C & S, April 2 2015 The Delaware Valley Americans United Chapter will meet on Thursday April 2, 2015, from 7:00pm to 8:30pm at the Free Library ... Read »

Arkansas Gov. Should Not Sign ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill

Church-State Watchdog Group Says Legislation Is Worse Than Indiana’s Law And Could Be Used To Discriminate Against LGBT Persons

Church-State Watchdog Group Says Legislation Is Worse Than Indiana’s Law And Could Be Used To Discriminate Against LGBT Persons An Arkansas bill that claims to protect “religious freedom” is little more than an attempt to shield religious fundamentalists ... Read »

Americans United Seeks To Intervene In ‘Ark Park’ Tax Incentive Lawsuit

Church-State Watchdog Group Says Kentucky Officials Were Right To Deny Taxpayer Funds For Evangelistic Project

Church-State Watchdog Group Says Kentucky Officials Were Right To Deny Taxpayer Funds For Evangelistic Project Americans United for Separation of Church and State is representing four Kentucky taxpayers, two of whom are ordained Christian ministers, seeki ... Read »

Orange County Chapter Meeting with guest speaker Hans Johnson

April 18, 2015 at 1:45 pm   The Orange County chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State April 18 th event will present Hans Johnson of Progressive Victory.  He will discuss “Why Alabama Matters: Supremacists, Selma ad Same Sex Marriag ... Read »

N.C. Prison Sued Over Ban On Humanist Groups

The North Carolina Department of Corrections and a state prison are being sued for prohibiting prisoners from forming humanist groups. The lawsuit alleges that the Lanesboro Correctional Institution and the department violated the First Amendment because ... Read »

Miss. Proposes Religious Exemption For Bus Drivers

Church bus drivers will be exempt from a requirement that they possess a commercial driver’s license if a new bill passes the Mississippi legislature. The measure, HB 132, has already passed the Mississippi House and now awaits a vote in the Senate. Suppo ... Read »

U.S. House Rejects Neo-Voucher Measure

The U.S. Congress is poised to pass the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) without a measure that might have opened the door to a voucher plan. During debate over the bill, some legislators pushed for a “portability” clause. Portability would a ... Read »

Hate Peddlers

Religious Right Outfits Call Americans United Bigoted And Label The Group A ‘Dangerous’ Enemy Of Christianity

Americans United enjoyed a dubious distinction late in February: Within the space of a week, the organization was singled out for attack by two Religious Right groups. First out of the gate was the Liberty Institute, a Religious Right legal group based in ... Read »

Court Jester

Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore’s Antics May Seem Buffoonish, But The People Hurt By His Policies Aren’t Amused

Keith Ingram and his partner, Albert Pigg, wanted to be the first same-sex couple to legally marry in the state of Alabama. They rose early and landed a spot at the head of the line when the Houston County administration building in Dothan opened Feb. 9, ... Read »

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