American Atheists

Stop the Department of Health & Human Services from Creating New Religious Exemptions

Last month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a new proposed rule which eliminates protections against healthcare discrimination based on language access, transgender status, and sex stereotyping, as well as for patients who have previously had an abortion....

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Maryland County Punishes Library for Hosting Drag Queen Story Hour, but Atheist and LGBTQ Organizations are Fighting Back

Cranford, NJ—Organizers of a Drag Queen Story Hour came to the defense of a local library, the venue for the event, after the St. Mary’s County Commission removed $2,500 from its budget, allegedly to pay security costs....

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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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