Americans United for Separation of Church and State

Americans United is a religious liberty watchdog group based in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1947, the organization educates Americans about the importance of church-state separation in safeguarding religious freedom.

Releases by this organization

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Monday, July 30, 2018
Justice Department’s ‘Religious Liberty Summit’ Offends The True Meaning Of Religious Freedom, Says Americans United
The U.S. Justice Department hosted a so-called “Religious Liberty Summit” today, an event Americans United for Separation of Church and State blasted as one-sided and inaccurate. “Today’s event by the Justice Department offends the true meaning of religious freedom,” said Rachel Laser, president...
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Friday, January 19, 2018
New Trump Administration Rule Threatens Americans’ Health Care, Says Americans United
The Trump administration today issued a rule aimed at allowing health care workers to use religion as a reason to deny patients medical care. The move comes in the wake of the administration’s Jan. 18 decision to create a Conscience and Religious Freedom Division in the Office for Civil Rights of...
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Thursday, January 18, 2018
New HHS Office On ‘Religious Freedom’ Endangers Americans’ Health, Says Americans United
Today, the Trump administration created a Conscience and Religious Freedom Division in the Office for Civil Rights of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This new division will enforce the administration’s extreme and harmful interpretations of federal religious freedom laws. In...
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Thursday, December 21, 2017
Americans United Applauds Another Federal Court Ruling Blocking Trump Birth Control Regulations
A federal court in California today issued an order temporarily blocking implementation of the Trump administration’s rules that allow employers and universities to cite religious or moral objections to restrict employees’ and students’ access to birth control. This is the second federal court to...
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Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Advocates File First Major Litigation Against Muslim Ban 3.0
Today, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, Muslim Advocates and Covington & Burling LLP, in collaboration with the National Iranian American Council (NIAC) and the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU, announced two lawsuits against the Trump administration’s latest efforts to...
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Monday, June 26, 2017
Americans United: U.S. Supreme Court Should Rule Against President Trump’s Unconstitutional Muslim Ban
Today the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review the lawsuits challenging President Donald J. Trump’s executive order restricting travel from several Muslim-majority countries. The Court has also allowed the Muslim ban to go into effect for people without ties to the United States. “Allowing the...
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Monday, June 26, 2017
Americans United Dismayed By U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision in Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer
Today the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v. Comer that the state of Missouri must give taxpayer funding to a house of worship – a blow to our country’s fundamental principle of church-state separation. The Rev. Barry W. Lynn, executive director of Americans United...
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Monday, June 26, 2017
Supreme Court Should Use Masterpiece Cakeshop To Assert That Religious Freedom Is Not The Right To Discriminate
The U.S. Supreme Court today announced that it will hear an appeal in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, the case of a Colorado baker who claimed his religious beliefs justified his refusal to serve same-sex couples. Americans United for Separation of Church and State said...
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Monday, May 16, 2016
Supreme Court Non-Decision Could Leave Many Women Without Secure Access To Birth Control, Says Americans United
The U.S. Supreme Court today took a pass on dealing with the important question of access to birth control, an action that could leave tens of thousands of women in limbo, says Americans United for Separation of Church and State. In a brief order issued this morning, the high court vacated several...
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Monday, June 30, 2014
Americans United Dismayed By High Court Ruling Restricting Birth Control Access
he Supreme Court’s ruling allowing the owners of some secular, for-profit companies to deny their employees access to birth control is a blow to individual conscience and medical privacy rights, says Americans United for Separation of Church and State. “This decision is a double-edged disaster,” said the Rev. Barry W. Lynn, executive director of Americans United. “It conjures up fake religious freedom rights for corporations while being blind to the importance of birth control to America’s working women.”
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