American Atheists

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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Ohio Should Not Force Women to Bury or Cremate Fetal Remains

Columbus, OH—American Atheists, on behalf of its more than 1,700 constituents in Ohio, submitted testimony opposing SB 27. This controversial bill would require women to inter or cremate the fetal remains of a surgical abortion....

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Tennessee Residents: Stop Religious Discrimination in Foster Care!

Last week, the Tennessee Senate Judiciary Committee passed SB 1304, which would allow state-funded adoption and foster care agencies to discriminate based on their religious beliefs. Tomorrow morning, the Senate will hold the final vote to pass this harmful bill into law. Please take action now!...

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Stop Project Blitz from Pushing Bible Classes on Missouri Public Schools

The Missouri House recently passed HB 267, a bill that would encourage public schools to provide elective Christian Bible classes.Tomorrow, the Senate Education Committee will hold a hearing on this legislation....

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Protect Nevada Children from Forced Marriage

The Nevada Assembly is considering AB 139, legislation that would prevent forced child marriage by prohibiting marriage between individuals under the age of 18....

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