Same-sex couples should not be denied the right to marry because of false claims about the threat marriage equality poses to religious liberty, says Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
Americans United today submitted friend-of-the-court briefs to the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in a group of cases challenging the constitutionality of bans on same-sex marriage in Missouri, South Dakota and Arkansas. Opponents of marriage equality have argued that legalization of these unions will spawn conflicts with religious liberty.
The Internal Revenue Service should make it clear that houses of worship and other tax-exempt, non-profit groups have no right to engage in partisan politicking, Americans United for Separation of Church and State told the tax agency today.
In a letter to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, Americans United Executive Director Barry W. Lynn urged the agency to act now, since the 2016 presidential campaign is getting under way.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) should not have ruled in favor of a New Jersey substitute teacher who was fired for giving a Bible to a student, Americans United for Separation of Church and State says.
In a letter submitted to the EEOC’s New York District Office today, Americans United argued that the Phillipsburg School District could legally terminate Walt Tutka’s employment if the school acted for the purposes of avoiding a church-state violation.
The U.S. Supreme Court today sent a legal case over access to birth control at the University of Notre Dame back to a lower court for further review.
Americans United for Separation of Church and State, which has intervened in the case on behalf of three Notre Dame students, says the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which will receive the case again, should stick to its original ruling and make it clear that religious institutions have no right to interfere in the private moral choices of students and staff.
MOBILE, Ala. -- A group of leading national civil rights organizations today filed a motion asking a federal district court to expand a lawsuit challenging Alabama’s ban on same-sex marriage and to order all county probate judges in the state to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Millions of gay and lesbian Americans should not be denied the right to marry because of false arguments raised about religious liberty, says Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
In a victory for religious freedom, a federal judge today approved a settlement requiring the city of Warren, Mich., to allow an atheist to set up a “reason station” inside city hall after Americans United for Separation of Church and State, the ACLU and the Freedom From Religion Foundation sued in response to city officials’ efforts to allow only a “prayer station” to operate inside the public building.
The state of Texas cannot broadly censor the messages on specialty license plates, Americans United for Separation of Church and State argued in a brief filed before the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday.
Americans United for Separation of Church and State has agreed to represent four same-sex couples in Alabama who have been denied marriage licenses.
The couples reside in Baldwin, Barbour, Houston and Lauderdale counties. Each couple visited the probate judge in their respective county to request a marriage license, but all were denied.