American Atheists

American Atheists Statement on Supreme Court’s Order in Arlene’s Flowers Case

Washington, DC—In an order today, the United States Supreme Court vacated lower court rulings in the case of a florist in the state of Washington who was ordered to comply with Washington’s non-discrimination law and to provide the same services to same-sex couples that she provides to heterosexual couples. The…...

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Oppose the Domestic Gag Rule

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) proposed new rules which would ban health care professionals that receive federal funds from providing full and accurate medical information about abortion services....

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Atheists Denounce Supreme Court’s “Abdication of Responsibility” in Masterpiece Decision

Washington, DC—In a decision today in the Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission case, the Supreme Court sided with a Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple in 2012....

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American Atheists Announces Search for Next President

Cranford, NJ—American Atheists today announced the formation of a search committee to hire the organization’s next president....

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Lawsuit Against Texas School District Over Pledge Harassment and Bullying Moves Forward

Houston, TX—In an order yesterday, Chief Judge Lee Rosenthal in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas ruled that American Atheists’ lawsuit against Klein Independent School District (ISD) and a number of school employees could move forward, denying the defendants’ motions to dismiss. American Atheists is…...

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Atheists Urge Circuit Court to Stop Excluding Atheists from Congressional Invocation

Washington, DC—In a brief filed Monday, attorneys from American Atheists argue that the U.S. House of Representatives and House Chaplain Patrick Conroy unconstitutionally discriminated against atheists by imposing a religious test by refusing to allow an atheist minister to deliver an invocation to the U.S. House. The Center for Inquiry…...

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Atheist Groups Denounce Oklahoma’s Discriminatory Adoption and Foster Care Law

Oklahoma City, OK—Five national organizations representing atheists, agnostics, and the religiously unaffiliated—a rapidly growing group comprising of one quarter of Americans—today issued a statement condemning the recently-passed Oklahoma law which permits religiously run adoption agencies to discriminate based on their faith while still receiving taxpayer funding....

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Atheists Denounce Appointment of Christian Supremacist Tony Perkins to Religious Freedom Commission

Washington, DC—In a statement today, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) announced that Tony Perkins, the president of the Family Research Council (FRC), was appointed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to a two-year term as a commissioner at the USCIRF. During his term, Perkins will remain…...

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