Why Americans United And American Atheists Are Suing The Pennsylvania House Of Representatives Over Its Invocation Policy
Americans United for Separation of Church and State, together with American Atheists, on Aug. 25, filed a lawsuit on behalf of five state residents against officials of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. The suit alleges that the House, which routinely opens its meetings with prayers led by guest clergy, is engaging in discrimination by refusing to allow representatives of non-theistic groups to offer secular invocations.
Read the rest of this post on AU’s website: http://au.org/content/equal-treatment-denied
Read a first-hand point of view from a plaintiff: PA Nonbelievers and others sue to allow non-theist invocations before the PA State House of Representatives
DVAU is planning to present the details of this lawsuit in a panel discussion with lawyers from AU and AA, as well as some plaintiffs. Tentative date, February 3, 2017. Tentative location: Friends Center, 1501 Cherry St, Philadelphia PA 19102.