American Atheists

US Department of Education Proposes Dangerous Religious Exemptions

Cranford, NJ—This month, American Atheists submitted comments opposing the U.S. Department of Education’s plan to introduce dangerous new exemptions for religious institutions of higher education....

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End Religious Exemptions in Foster Care and Adoption! Support the Every Child Deserves a Family Act!

Adoption and foster care programs exist to serve the best interests of vulnerable children, and yet there are 10 states that allow child placement agencies to discriminate based on their religious beliefs....

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Atheists: New “Unalienable Rights” Commission Rife with Religious Extremists

Cranford, NJ—Today, American Atheists joined 178 organizations to call for scrapping the Department of State’s recently announced “Commission on Unalienable Rights.”...

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Protect Children in Massachusetts from Forced Marriage!

The Massachusetts State Senate is considering S.24, legislation that would prevent forced child marriage by prohibiting marriage of individuals under the age of 18....

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American Atheists Joins 125 National Organizations to Oppose Religious Discrimination in Foster Care and Adoption

Cranford, NJ—Today, American Atheists joined 125 national organizations to urge Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar to stop considering any proposed regulation that would allow taxpayer-funded foster care and adoption agencies to discriminate in the name of religion....

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American Atheists Welcomes Samantha McGuire as National Field Director

Cranford, NJ—Today, American Atheists announced the hiring of Samantha McGuire to serve as the organization’s National Field Director. Sam has previously served as a volunteer regional director overseeing the organization’s local activism in the Washington DC, Virginia, and Maryland areas. ...

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American Atheists’ Statement on Inhumane Conditions at Migrant Detention Camps

In response to the squalid, dangerous conditions at border detention centers, Nick Fish, president of American Atheists, released the following statement:...

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American Atheists Supports Letting D.C. Minors get Vaccinated without Consent of Religious Parents

⁠Washington, DC—Today, American Atheists’ Vice President for Legal and Policy Alison Gill submitted testimony supporting B23-171. This DC bill would give minors the choice to be vaccinated without parental consent....

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