Civil Liberties Groups Ask Colorado Supreme Court To Hear Appeal Of School Voucher Case

Douglas County Program Illegally Diverts Taxpayer Money To Religious Schools, Lawsuit Says

Three civil liberties organizations today asked the Colorado Supreme Court to strike down a Douglas County voucher program that provides public education funds to private religious schools.

Americans United for Separation of Church and State, the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado and the American Civil Liberties Union filed a petition today with Colorado’s high court, asking it to accept the case and overturn a Colorado Court of Appeals ruling that upheld the program.
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Protect Americans’ Access To Birth Control, Americans United Tells HHS

Church-State Watchdog Group Says No More Exemptions Are Needed To Health-Care Regulations

The federal government should protect Americans’ access to contraceptive coverage, Americans United for Separation of Church and State has told the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

In comments submitted to HHS, Americans United urged the department to reject demands from conservative religious interest groups that seek to curb access to contraceptives under the guise of religious liberty. Read more

Americans United Urges Federal Appeals Courts To Uphold Contraceptive Access

Church-State Watchdog Files Four Friend-Of-The-Court Briefs Defending Workers’ Access To Birth-Control Coverage

Americans United for Separation of Church and State has told federal courts now considering the constitutionality of the Obama administration’s birth-control mandate that employers do not have a religious liberty right to deny their employees access to contraceptives. Read more

Marriage Equality Is A Matter Of Simple Justice, Says Americans United

U.S. Is Not A Theocracy Where Sectarian Groups Dominate The Law, AU’s Lynn Tells Rally At Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court today is hearing oral arguments in a case about the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), a federal law that bars federal government recognition of the marriages of same-sex couples. Yesterday, the justices heard arguments in a case dealing with Proposition 8, a California constitutional amendment that removed the right of same-sex couples to marry.

The Rev. Barry W. Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, gave the following address today at the “United for Marriage” rally in front of the Supreme Court building. Read more

Defense Of Marriage Act Promotes Religion And Should Be Struck Down, Says Americans United

Church-State Watchdog Group Asserts That Law Enshrines Certain Theological Views Into Law

The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is an example of government promotion of religion and should be struck down, Americans United for Separation of Church and State has told the U.S. Supreme Court.

Americans United on Friday joined a friend-of-the-court brief asserting that DOMA should be struck down on church-state grounds. Read more

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