There’s good news for public education and religious freedom in Colorado: This week marks the end of a nearly 7-year court battle over a private school voucher program in one suburban Denver county.
A Colorado school board in an affluent county near Denver on Dec. 4 agreed to end a private school voucher program that Americans United has been challenging in court since 2011.
The Douglas County School Board unanimously agreed not only to end the “Choice Scholarship Program,” but also to terminate the district’s involvement in the resulting litigation – a move that could spell the end of a legal battle that began six years ago.
Americans United joined allies outside the U.S. Supreme Court on Dec. 5 to show support for religious freedom and fairness as the justices heard arguments in the case Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission.
While much press this week has understandably been devoted to the U.S. Supreme Court case involving a Colorado baker who cited his religious beliefs as justification for refusing to make a wedding cake for a gay couple, there was another noteworthy story developing in Colorado that has connections to the Supreme Court and religious freedom.
The Supreme Court today is hearing oral arguments in what will likely be a very important case for religious freedom.
The political shockwave set off in Virginia is dominating today’s headlines, but it’s important to remember that there were other elections last night. One of them, from Colorado, should not be overlooked.
Tomorrow is election day in some parts of the country. Most political analysts are keeping a close eye on Virginia’s gubernatorial race, seeing it as a mini-referendum on the presidency of Donald Trump.
But there are other interesting races as well. One of them is taking place in Douglas County, Colo., where a school board election has attracted national interest.
On Dec. 5, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case that could have a huge impact on how our nation’s anti-discrimination laws protect the LGBTQ community, religious minorities, women and just about anyone.
Americans United for Separation of Church and State, joined by six civil-rights and religious organizations, today filed a friend-of-the-court brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to affirm that a Colorado bakery does not have a religious-freedom right to refuse to serve same-sex couples in violation of the state’s antidiscrimination laws.