Free Exercise of Religion
The right to practice religion, or no religion at all, is among the most fundamental of the freedoms guaranteed by the Bill of Rights. Religious liberty requires that the government permit a wide range of religious exercise and expression for people of all faiths, in public and in private. Government officials may not impede such religious exercise unless it would threaten the rights, welfare, and well-being of others or violate the core constitutional ban on governmental promotion of religion.
The ACLU vigorously defends the rights of all Americans to practice their faith. We represent both Christians and adherents of minority faiths, who are often disproportionately affected and treated as second-class citizens. Our free exercise work is also especially relevant for underrepresented populations, such as students and prisoners.
- Blog Post - Speak FreelyApril 6, 2016
- Blog Post - Speak FreelyApril 25, 2016
- Blog Post - Speak FreelyApril 26, 2016
- Blog Post - Speak FreelyMarch 31, 2016
ACLU of Oklahoma and CAIR-OK Sue 'Muslim Free' Business on Behalf of U.S. Army Reserve Member Denied ServiceNews/Press ReleaseFebruary 17, 2016
- Blog Post - Speak FreelyFebruary 24, 2016
- Blog Post - Speak FreelyNovember 22, 2016
- News/Press ReleaseNovember 17, 2016
- News/Press ReleaseNovember 10, 2016
- News/Press ReleaseNovember 4, 2016
Christian Woman Must be Allowed to Wear Religious Headscarf for Driver License Photo, ACLU Lawsuit SaysNews/Press ReleaseAugust 30, 2016
- CaseAugust 30, 2016