The ACLU works to guarantee that all people are free to follow and practice their faith -- or no faith at all -- without government influence or interference and that the government remains neutral regarding matters of religion and belief.

We fight to uphold the dual protections enshrined in the First Amendment's guarantee of religious liberty: the right to free religious expression, and the promise that the government must not endorse one set of religious beliefs over others.

Today we also work to combat so-called "religious exemption" laws that seek to allow people to discriminate against and deny services to others, particularly LGBTQ people.

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