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

American Atheists Warns States about “In God We Trust” Posters as Religious Propaganda

Cranford, NJ—Today, American Atheists submitted testimony opposing two “In God We Trust” display bills. Kentucky’s HB 46 and Indiana’s SB 373 would trample religious liberty by forcing public schools to…

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American Atheists Opposes Colorado License-to-Discriminate Bill

Denver, CO—Last week, American Atheists, representing over 1,000 constituents in Colorado, wrote in opposition to HB 1140. This controversial bill would, under the pretext of religious freedom, exempt individuals and…

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Atheists: End Faith Healing Exemptions in Washington State

Updated: 2/20/2019 Olympia, Washington—American Atheists, on behalf of its nearly 1,500 constituents in Washington, submitted testimony supporting HB 1376 and SB 5749. These bills would protect children by allowing the…

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American Atheists Tells Nebraska to Ban Conversion Therapy

Lincoln, Nebraska—Today, American Atheists and Nebraska Secular Democrats submitted testimony supporting LB167. This bill would protect young LGBTQ Nebraskans from harmful conversion therapy.

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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.