Today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of students’ rights in our Maine school choice case Carson v. Makin, which we brought together with the Institute for Justice.
Maine passed a law that banned families from sending their children to religious schools. Today’s Supreme Court decision held that this exclusion is unconstitutional. It affirms that states cannot discriminate in student-aid programs against parents who want to send their children to religious schools:
“The State pays tuition for certain students at private schools—so long as the schools are not religious. That is discrimination against religion.”
In response to this important ruling, Kelly Shackelford, President, CEO, and Chief Counsel for First Liberty Institute said:
“We are thrilled that the Court affirmed once again that religious discrimination will not be tolerated in this country. Parents in Maine, and all over the country, can now choose the best education for their kids without fearing retribution from the government. This is a great day for religious liberty in America.”
Thank you for your support and prayers in this legal victory. First Liberty and the Institute for Justice are excited about this major victory as both parents’ rights and all American’s religious freedom were upheld at the highest court.
We know that we could not have won at the Supreme Court without you. But our work to defend our constitutional right to live according to our faith is far from over.
Together, we will continue to fight for every American’s right to freely live out their faith.