American Atheists

Illinois: Stand Up Against State-Funded Religious Schools

Springfield, IL—Last September, Illinois lawmakers passed a voucher-like tax credit system, which provides a handout to private schools, but only if they meet state educational standards. Now, the Illinois House of Representatives is considering HB 5067, a bill which would eliminate all educational standards and requirements for religious schools, even…...

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Update Regarding David Silverman

Cranford, NJ—The chair of the American Atheists Board of Directors, Neal Cary, has released the following statement:...

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American Atheists Submits Testimony Urging Ohio Lawmakers to Limit Religious Exemptions from Vaccinations

Columbus, OH—American Atheists, on behalf of its more than 1,200 constituents in Ohio, has submitted testimony urging Ohio lawmakers to amend HB 559, a bill related to vaccination requirements for students to attend public schools, to eliminate religious exemptions from mandatory immunizations for children attending Ohio schools. ...

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American Atheists Submits Testimony Supporting Bill Protecting Californians from Misleading Conversion Therapy

Sacramento, CA—On behalf of its constituents in California, American Atheists has submitted testimony in support of AB 2943, a bill that would protect Californians from unfair business practices related to the dangerous practice of “conversion therapy,” a typically religious-based attempt to change one’s sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression....

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American Atheists Submits Testimony Opposing Discriminatory Adoption Law in Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK—On behalf of its constituents in Oklahoma, American Atheists member and treasurer of Oklahoma Atheists, Meaghan Newman, delivered testimony in opposition to SB 1140, a bill that would harm at-risk young people and allow discrimination on foster care and adoption placement under the guise of “religious freedom.”...

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Oklahomans: Tell Your State Reps You Oppose Religious Discrimination in Foster Care

Oklahoma City, OK—The Oklahoma State Legislature is considering new religious exceptions (SB 1140) that would allow adoption and foster care placement agencies that receive state funding to discriminate against potential foster and adoptive parents based upon their religious beliefs. For example, this bill would allow adoption and foster care placement…...

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Announcement Regarding American Atheists President David Silverman

Cranford, NJ—The chair of the American Atheists Board of Directors, Neal Cary, has released the following statement:...

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American Atheists Submits Testimony Urging Iowa Legislators to Reject Discriminatory Campus Bill

Des Moines, IA—American Atheists has submitted testimony on behalf of its Iowa constituents opposing Iowa’s SF 2344, the so-called “Campus Free Speech Act,” a proposal that would gut anti-discrimination protections on Iowa’ public college and university campuses. The bill would require the funding of campus clubs and organizations that discriminate…...

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