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American Atheists Releases Groundbreaking Report on State Law to Empower Lawmakers and Advocates

Washington, DC—American Atheists is pleased to announce the release of the inaugural State of the Secular States report, which will be an annual comprehensive evaluation of statewide laws and policies affecting the separation of religion and government in all 50 states and the District of Columbia....

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Coming Out as LGBTQ, Coming Out as Atheists

This blog post was written by Nick Fish and Alison Gill in celebration of the 30th Annual National Coming Out Day....

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American Atheists Statement on Confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh

Washington, DC—Today, in a 50-48 vote, the United States Senate voted to confirm Brett Kavanaugh as an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court....

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Arkansas State Senator Sued for Violating Constitutional Rights of Constituents

LITTLE ROCK, AR—American Atheists filed a federal civil rights lawsuit today in the Eastern District of Arkansas against State Senator Stanley Jason Rapert for violating the First and Fourteenth Amendments of the United States Constitution and Arkansas state law....

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American Atheists Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Cranford, NJ—In recognition of the contributions of Hispanic and Latin American individuals in the fight for religious equality and the rights of atheists, American Atheists president Nick Fish released the following statement recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month:...

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Creationist Encourages Kentucky Schools to Violate Constitution After Atheist Advisory Letter

Grant County, KY—In response to a letter from American Atheists reminding Kentucky schools of their obligations under the constitution to maintain religious neutrality, creationist and Answers in Genesis president Ken Ham has responded by urging schools to violate the constitutional rights of students....

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Nick Fish Named New President of American Atheists

Cranford, NJ—The Board of Directors of American Atheists today announced that Nick Fish, an activist with a decade of experience in non-profit organizing, advocacy, and coalition building, has been named the 55-year-old organization’s new president....

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Atheists Commend LAPD for Removal of Massive Scientology Display from Department

Los Angeles, CA—Following a demand letter from the American Atheists Legal Center, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Hollywood Community Police Station has removed from its lobby a large kiosk promoting the Church of Scientology....

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