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Statement on the Death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Washington, D.C.—On Friday, September 18, 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States announced the death of Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg due to complications from metastatic cancer of the pancreas. Justice Ginsburg was 87. American Atheists president Nick Fish released the following statement: Our nation has lost a champion…...

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Ohio Lawmakers Sneak Through Dangerous Ban on Closing Churches, Jeopardizing Public Health

Columbus, OH—Today, the religious equality organization American Atheists denounced Ohio’s ban on closing churches during this or any future pandemic. The bill, HB 272, was signed into law yesterday by Governor DeWine. More specifically, the law stipulates that “no public official shall issue an order to close all places of…...

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New DeVos Education Regulation Forces Universities to Fund Discriminatory Religious Student Groups and Weakens Free Speech on College Campuses

Washington D.C.—Today, the national civil rights organization American Atheists condemned the Department of Education, led by Secretary Betsy DeVos, for publishing a final rule that, despite its claims of protecting free speech on college campuses, undermines free speech and enables discrimination....

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American Atheists Launches Investigation into Religious Propaganda in Online Public School Courses During COVID-19

Update: Edgenuity reached out to American Atheists on 9/9/2020, explaining that the undermentioned Grade 8 U.S. History class at Cincinnati Digital Academy contained content from Edgenuity’s Grade 11 American Literature class. American Atheists is continuing to investigate how religious content intended to be studied by 11th graders for the work’s…...

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American Atheists Urges Supreme Court Not to Impose Blasphemy Law, Warns of Deluge of Atheist Lawsuits

Washington, D.C.—Today, the civil rights organization American Atheists, in an amicus brief for the upcoming Supreme Court case, Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, urged the Justices to refrain from restricting free speech and conjuring a de facto blasphemy law into existence from the bench....

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American Atheists Blasts DeVos’s Assault on Religious Freedom and Vulnerable Minority Groups

Washington, D.C.—Today, American Atheists denounced guidance released by the Department of Education on Friday that uses language of religious freedom to attack the separation of religion and government, the very principle that allows for the religious freedom that every American enjoys....

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37 Civil Rights Organizations Ask Department of Education to Ensure Protections for Religious Minority and Nonreligious Students in Collecting Civil Rights Data

Washington, D.C.—Today, American Atheists joined 36 other civil rights organizations in offering improvements to how the U.S. Department of Education plans to collect civil rights data about students....

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Department of Education Could Put Atheist Students in Harm’s Way

Washington, D.C.—Today, American Atheists warned the U.S. Department of Education that its proposal to collect religious bullying data could result in anti-atheist bullying....

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