U.S. Senator Ben Sasse issued the following statement after the Supreme Court struck down a Maine education program that provided tuition assistance for some private schools but excluded religious schools.

"The First Amendment is the beating heart of American self-government, and today’s ruling is an important victory for religious liberty. This is pretty simple: in America, the government can’t treat people of faith like second-class citizens by letting public money go to some private schools, but not religious private schools. Maine has been discriminating against religious parents for four decades, and the Court is right to put an end to it. This is a win for principled pluralism and a common-sense First Amendment ruling.”