American Atheists closely monitors state and federal legislation which affects our constitutional rights and the wall of separation between religion and government. Some of these bills advance religious equality, while others foster discrimination or create special privileges for religious people and organizations.

This map shows where legislation relevant to our issues has been filed. Select a state to see a list of bills currently being considering during the state’s legislative session. Click on a bill to read more about it, including sponsors, latest action, and bill status.

The bills included on the map below are just a fraction of the legislation we’re tracking.

Bills marked with red highlights are negative bills, while those marked with green highlights are positive bills. Unmarked bills are legislation that American Atheists is monitoring but has not taken a position on.

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Recent Actions

Kentucky “Denial of Care” Bill Puts Kentuckians’ Lives in Jeopardy

Frankfort, KY—Today, the national religious equality watchdog organization American Atheists expressed grave concern about SB 90, a controversial bill that authorizes the denial of medical care based on the religious…

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Arizona Lawmakers to Give Religious Extremists $3 Million to Deceive Vulnerable Women

Phoenix, AZ–Today, the national religious equality watchdog organization American Atheists and the Secular Coalition for Arizona spoke out against SB 1328/HB 2388, which would give $3 million to religious “crisis…

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Atheists: New Hampshire Must Keep Religious Indoctrination out of Public Schools

Concord, NH–Today, American Atheists submitted testimony to support repealing an unconstitutional statue that authorizes recitation of the Lord’s Prayer in public schools.

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Religion is No Excuse to Discriminate Against LGBTQ Virginians

Richmond, VA–Today, American Atheists submitted testimony in support of the Virginia Values Act. This bipartisan legislation would protect Virginians from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Our Core Values

Equality

American Atheists opposes any law that gives special treatment to religious individuals or religious organizations. This includes laws that exempt businesses from civil rights legislation on the basis of owners’ religious beliefs.

Evidence-Based Policy

American Atheists believes that the best scientific evidence available to policymakers and shared humanistic values that cross religious lines should be the driving force behind all laws, rather than religious dogma.

Government Neutrality

A government that remains neutral on religious matters is the best protection of religious freedom for all. Requiring displays of religious slogans such as “In God We Trust” in schools or public buildings is inherently divisive.