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Since 1963, American Atheists has protected the absolute separation of religion from government, raised the profile of atheists and atheism in our nation’s public and political discourse, and educated Americans about atheism. Now, more than ever, we need your help.

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Read more about our legal victories, public policy positions, and blog posts from American Atheists staff.

Help Repeal Trump Administration Rules that Limit Reproductive Care!

Under the Trump Administration, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) adopted the “Domestic Gag Rule,” which prohibited federally funded family planning services from giving accurate medical information…

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Government Officials Abusing Social Media by Censoring Americans, Including Atheists, Must Be Held Accountable

Washington D.C.—Today, the Facebook Oversight Board announced its decision upholding Facebook’s suspension of former President Trump for his violations of the company’s rules during and after the January 6 attacks…

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Connecticut Eliminates Dangerous Religious Exemptions to School Vaccination Requirements

Hartford, CT—Today the religious equality watchdog American Atheists praised Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont for signing into law HB 6423, a bill that eliminates any religious exemptions from mandatory school vaccinations.

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Arkansas Creationism Bill Defeated in Tight Vote

Little Rock, Arkansas—Today, the church/state separation watchdog American Atheists praised the lawmakers on the Arkansas Senate Education Committee who rejected the controversial creationism bill (HB 1701) in a 3-3 vote yesterday…

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