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Department of Education Proposes to Subsidize Religious Proselytizing

Washington, D.C.—Today, American Atheists denounced the Trump Administration’s proposal to subsidize religious organizations using Department of Education student aid programs. Under the new rule, the federal government would unconstitutionally support the efforts of religious organizations not just to provide services but also to worship and proselytize....

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American Atheists’ Statement on Freedom For All Act

Washington, D.C.—Today, in response to the introduction of the Fairness for All Act, a LGBTQ rights bill that includes dangerous new religious exemptions, American Atheists’ Vice President for Legal and Policy Alison Gill released the following statement:   “The Fairness for All Act is anything but fair for all and reads…...

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Oppose Trump’s Religious Discrimination Against Patients, Children, and the Elderly

Trump’s Department of Health and Human Services wants to repeal protections that prevent federal grant recipients from discriminating against Americans on grounds of religion, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity....

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Atheist Holiday Displays to Fill Iowa State Capitol in Record Numbers

Des Moines, IA—Today, American Atheists announced that seven nonreligious displays will adorn the Iowa State Capitol this December, setting a record for the largest number of secular displays exhibited inside the rotunda. American Atheists, Dubuque Area Humanists, Eastern Iowa Atheists, Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF), Iowa Atheists and Freethinkers (IAF),…...

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Department of Education Proposed Data Collection Rules May Put Atheist Students at Risk

Washington, D.C.—Today, in order to avoid an increase in anti-atheist bullying, American Atheists offered improvements to the U.S. Department of Education’s proposal to collect religious bullying data....

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Atheists: Supreme Court Should Uphold Montana’s Ban on Taxpayer Money Flowing to Religious Schools

Washington, D.C.—Today, American Atheists joined other secular organizations in filing an amicus brief on Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, the most important church/state separation case before the U.S. Supreme Court this term....

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“Put Patients First Act” Would Protect Americans from Health Care Providers’ Personal Religious Beliefs

Cranford, NJ—Today in response to the introduction of the Put Patients First Act by Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA), Representative Chris Pappas (D-NH), and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), American Atheists President Nick Fish released the following statement:...

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Indiana Officials Reverse Unconstitutional Decision to Exclude Atheist Group from Holiday Festival, Following Demand Letter

Valparaiso, IN—On Tuesday, Northern Indiana Atheists (NIA), an affiliate of American Atheists, received approval to participate in the community Holly Days celebration after an initial request was rejected. This reversal comes after American Atheists sent Porter County Commissioners a letter on Monday, November 4, demanding NIA’s inclusion and threatening legal…...

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