Should public money go to religious schools?




The recent Supreme Court decision in Maine (Carson v. Makin) held that the First Amendment requires Maine's taxpayers to also fund explicitly religious education, including in schools that openly stigmatize LGTBQ people by excluding them and equating them to people who practice incest and bestiality. This case has direct and immediate implications for us in Vermont, where our shared education fund now pays for tuition to similar schools. We are all now paying higher property taxes to fund private schools with a religious purpose and anti-LGTBQ values, despite our VT constitutional protections, including against compelled support of religion and discrimination against LGTBQ individuals.


Back in March I participated in the at VTDigger on this topic. Read more about it here and listen to the episode.


Rebecca

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