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American Atheists Statement on Acting Attorney General’s Views on Religious Tests for Judges

CRANFORD, NJ—During a panel discussion between Iowa candidates for Senate in 2014, Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker explained his preference for federal judges that have a “biblical view of justice” and that he would look for judges who were “people of faith.” He went on to say that if judges…...

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Atheists Warn Indiana School About Staff Leading Prayer Event

ELKHART, IN—Today, in a letter addressed to Elkhart Community Schools and the Elkhart, Indiana, Police Department, American Atheists demanded that the agencies take action to ensure staff compliance with the Establishment Clause of the U.S. Constitution and the Equal Access Act (EAA)....

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American Atheists Statement on Firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Cranford, NJ—In response to the firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions by President Trump, American Atheists president Nick Fish released the following statement: Jeff Sessions was a scourge on our nation’s democracy who seemed to relish finding new ways to subvert religious equality; attack the fundamental rights of LGBTQ people…...

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American Atheists Statement About Proposed Anti-Transgender Policies

Cranford, NJ—In response to the October 21 New York Times article “‘Transgender’ Could Be Defined Out of Existence Under Trump Administration,” American Atheists president Nick Fish released the following statement:...

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American Atheists Releases Groundbreaking Report on State Law to Empower Lawmakers and Advocates

Washington, DC—American Atheists is pleased to announce the release of the inaugural State of the Secular States report, which will be an annual comprehensive evaluation of statewide laws and policies affecting the separation of religion and government in all 50 states and the District of Columbia....

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Coming Out as LGBTQ, Coming Out as Atheists

This blog post was written by Nick Fish and Alison Gill in celebration of the 30th Annual National Coming Out Day....

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American Atheists Statement on Confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh

Washington, DC—Today, in a 50-48 vote, the United States Senate voted to confirm Brett Kavanaugh as an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court....

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Arkansas State Senator Sued for Violating Constitutional Rights of Constituents

LITTLE ROCK, AR—American Atheists filed a federal civil rights lawsuit today in the Eastern District of Arkansas against State Senator Stanley Jason Rapert for violating the First and Fourteenth Amendments of the United States Constitution and Arkansas state law....

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