Freedom of Religion

The freedom to practice religion without interference or coercion from the government is a fundamental guarantee of the U.S. and Connecticut constitutions. The ACLU of Connecticut has frequently defended this right so that all people may freely follow their own spiritual paths.

The ACLU of Connecticut, ACLU of Maine and four other New England ACLU affiliates today filed a lawsuit demanding government documents about the on-the-ground implementation of President Trump’s Muslim bans.

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As a voice for freedom, our legislative priorities include promoting and preserving civil liberties for all. Through state legislative advocacy, we aim to defend and extend key constitutional principles, including equality, justice, liberty, and democracy. The legislature ended its regular session on June 7, 2017. Learn more about which bills passed by reading our end […]

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The ACLU of Connecticut joined ACLU affiliates from across New England to file a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the Boston office of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), to uncover how Trump administration officials are interpreting and executing the president’s Muslim ban. The filing is part of a coordinated effort from ACLU affiliates nationwide, which filed requests with CBP field offices and its headquarters spanning 55 international airports across the country.

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As a voice for freedom and equality, our legislative priorities include promoting and preserving civil liberties for all. Through state legislative advocacy, we aim to defend and extend key constitutional principles, including privacy, justice, and democracy. The bills below represent just some of the issues of interest to the ACLU of Connecticut in 2016. Criminal […]

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The Enfield Board of Education has agreed not to hold graduations in a Bloomfield church in order to settle a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Connecticut and Americans United for Separation of Church and State. The three organizations filed suit against the Enfield Board of Education in May 2010 […]