The U.S. Supreme Court should rule that owners of secular, for-profit corporations do not have the right to deny their employees access to contraceptives on religious freedom grounds, Americans United for Separation of Church and State and its allies say. Read more
The National Coalition for Public Education (NCPE) says it’s unfortunate that “National School Choice Week,” which takes place Jan. 26-Feb.1, so heavily promotes private school vouchers as a positive choice for America’s students.
Vouchers don’t provide equal access to high quality education or set high standards and accountability. Instead, study after study has found they are ineffective, lack accountability to taxpayers and strip students of rights otherwise provided in public school. Read more
Americans United for Separation of Church and State last night filed a legal motion with a federal court seeking permission to intervene on behalf of three University of Notre Dame students who want to ensure that their health-care plan includes access to contraceptives. The students lack the financial means to purchase contraception on their own.
It’s time for the IRS to crack down on illegal partisan politicking by churches, says Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
In a letter sent today to IRS Acting Commissioner Daniel Werfel, Americans United noted that the IRS recently announced proposed tightened rules governing 501(c)(4) organizations. While this is a complex area of tax law, the question of church-based electioneering requires a much simpler fix. Read more
The U.S. Supreme Court should find that the owners of secular, for-profit corporations have no right to impose their religious views onto employees by denying them access to contraceptives, Americans United for Separation of Church and State says. Read more
The Ohio Supreme Court correctly ruled that a school district was right to fire a teacher for insubordination after he refused to stop teaching creationism and remove certain religious symbols from his classroom, says Americans United for Separation of Church and State. Read more
The Rev. Barry W. Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, will receive the annual Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship at a ceremony next month. Read more
An item in a Washington county council’s proposed budget that would give taxpayer funding to a fundamentalist Christian organization that works to convert young children must not be approved, says Americans United for Separation of Church and State. Read more
Several Colorado governors violated the state constitution by declaring a Colorado Day of Prayer, Americans United for Separation of Church and State told the Colorado Supreme Court in a friend-of-the-court brief.
The brief was filed Friday afternoon in support of the plaintiffs in Freedom From Religion Foundation v. Hickenlooper. Read more