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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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American Atheists Stands up for the Do No Harm Act

⁠Washington, D.C.—Today, American Atheists submitted testimony supporting the Do No Harm Act. This bill would limit the negative impact of religious exemptions in federal law in areas such as civil rights and health care coverage....

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American Atheists Calls Supreme Court’s Bladensburg Cross Decision “A Blow Against Constitutional History and Religious Equality”

Washington, DC—Today, American Atheists rebuked the Supreme Court for its 7-2 decision upholding a 40-foot-tall Latin cross on public land in Bladensburg, Maryland....

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Trump Administration Covering up Religious Harm to LGBTQ Adopted and Foster Youth

Washington, DC—Today, American Atheists condemned the Trump Administration’s proposal to eliminate data collection about sexual orientation in our nation’s child welfare system as another example of the president pandering to his religious base at the expense of vulnerable people....

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Tony Perkins’ Elevation to Chair of International Religious Freedom Watchdog is an Embarrassment

Cranford, NJ—Today, American Atheists denounced Tony Perkins’ appointment as the chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF)....

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End Religious Exemptions in Adoption and Foster Care! 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. The Every Child Deserves a Family Act (S.1791/H.R. 3114), which was recently reintroduced in both the Senate and the House of Representatives, would fix…...

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State Lawmakers Brief Members of Congress on Religious Extremist “Project Blitz” Campaign

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman Jared Huffman (D-CA), state lawmakers, and American Atheists briefed members of Congress about Project Blitz, a secretive and widespread Christian nationalist campaign to undermine LGBTQ equality, limit access to reproductive healthcare, and threaten religious equality under the law....

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