American Atheists

Puertorriqueños: ¡Actúen ahora para oponerse a excepciones religiosas peligrosas!

Legisladores en Puerto Rico pronto votarán dos proyectos de ley que crean nuevas excepciones religiosas. Primero, PS. 1253 permitirá que las organizaciones religiosas reciban fondos públicos mientras se involucran en proselitismo religioso y discriminan a las personas que no comparten sus creencias....

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Secular Organizations Warn Florida City about Excluding Atheists from Invocations

Winter Park, FL—American Atheists, the Center for Inquiry, and the American Humanist Association denounced the Winter Garden City Commission’s discriminatory exclusion of atheists from the invocation process in a letter delivered by the Central Florida Freethought Community (CFFC) to the commissioners....

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Texans, Stop Dangerous New Religious Exemptions

Texas lawmakers are trying to rush through terrible legislation that creates sweeping religious exemptions at every level of the Texas government before the end of session. SB 1978 would prevent the government from taking action against anyone who violates the law based on a religious belief—no matter what that belief…...

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Protect Virginia Children from Dangerous Conversion Therapy

The Virginia Board of Social Work is considering new rules that would prevent social workers from engaging in dangerous and discredited conversion therapy. Unfortunately, however, the Board is facing opposition from the Virginia Catholic Conference and other religious groups....

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Support the Equality Act to Protect Civil Rights and Limit Religious Exemptions!

The Equality Act (H.R. 5) is a bill that would expand national civil rights laws by prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity....

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American Atheists Testifies Against Anti-Atheist MO Bill

Jefferson City, MO—Today, American Atheists’ Vice President for Legal and Policy, Alison Gill, testified against MO HB 728. This bill puts the lives of atheists and all defenders of church/state separation at risk, since it prevents them from bringing cases anonymously....

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Missouri Lawmakers are Directly Attacking the Separation of Religion and Government!

On Monday, the Missouri Senate Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee will hold a hearing on HB 728, a bill specifically aimed at undermining the separation of religion and government....

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American Atheists Condemns HHS for Putting Religion Ahead of Health Care

Cranford, NJ—Today, American Atheists denounced a new “conscience rule” released by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This final rule, which will now go into effect, allows health care providers, including hospitals and pharmacies, to deny treatment on the basis of religious disapproval....

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