About Protect Thy Neighbor

Americans United for Separation of Church and State launched Protect Thy Neighbor because we are seeing more and more attempts to use religion to discriminate and deny people their rights. For years we have been working in the courts, legislatures, and on the ground to oppose these attempts to abuse religious freedom. With Protect Thy Neighbor, we are devoting even more resources to win this fight. We are expanding our work in the state legislatures, Congress, and the courts so that no one is allowed to use religion as an excuse to refuse you service, deny you healthcare, or threaten your safety. We are protecting our neighbors.

How We Fight to Protect Our Neighbors

Our legislative team opposes dangerous legislation in your state legislature and in Congress.

Our legal team protects your rights in and out of court.     

Our field and faith organizers will help you make a difference in your community.

Our communications department provides you with information and breaking news.

We are currently fighting bills and policies that would:

  • Authorize government clerks to deny marriage licenses to same-sex couples;

  • Permit medical professionals to deny healthcare in the name of religion;

  • Allow government-funded grantees and contractors to use religion as a reason to hire, fire, and withhold services in taxpayer-funded programs; and

  • Claim to protect “religious freedom,” but are aimed at trumping non-discrimination laws and interfering with women’s reproductive freedom.

About Americans United

Americans United for Separation of Church and State is a nonpartisan organization dedicated to preserving the constitutional principle of church-state separation as the only way to ensure religious freedom for all Americans.

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