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Put an End to Conversion Therapy in Minnesota

Minnesota lawmakers are considering HF 12, life-saving legislation that will protect LGBTQ young people in Minnesota from harmful conversion therapy. This bill will soon receive a vote in the Minnesota House. Let’s make conversion therapy a thing of the past!...

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Colorado Residents: Help End Conversion Therapy

Colorado lawmakers are close to passing HB 1129, life-saving legislation that will protect LGBTQ young people in Colorado from harmful conversion therapy. This bill has already passed the House, and it will soon receive a vote in the Senate. Let’s make conversion therapy a thing of the past! Help pass…...

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Oppose Dangerous Religious Exemptions in Washington Universities

Sometimes even well-intentioned lawmakers get it wrong, all too often with disastrous results. Washington SB 5166 is one such example. While its intention is to protect religious minorities in colleges and universities, this bill sets up a system of religious exemptions that is ripe for abuse!...

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Atheists: Don’t Create Extreme Religious Loopholes at WA Universities

Olympia, WA—American Atheists, on behalf of its nearly 1,500 constituents in Washington, wrote in opposition to SB 5166. This bill would require college and university instructors to accommodate students’ requests for special treatment concerning exams or course requirements, so long as they are framed in terms of religion. Although we…...

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Atheists: Tennessee Should Not Legalize Discrimination in Adoption and Foster Care

Nashville, TN—Today, American Atheists, on behalf of its nearly 800 constituents in Tennessee, wrote in opposition to HB 836. This controversial bill would, under the guise of religious freedom, harm at-risk young people and allow for discrimination in foster care and adoption placement....

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Atheists: Do Not Let South Carolina Student Groups Discriminate

Columbia, SC—Today, American Atheists, on behalf of its more than 400 constituents in South Carolina, submitted testimony opposing to H. 3099. This controversial bill would undermine the ability of public colleges and universities to provide an open and inclusive campus and to prohibit discriminatory conduct. As written, the bill would…...

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Support Death with Dignity in Connecticut

The Connecticut Joint Public Health Committee is currently considering HB 5898, an important bill that will allow terminally ill people to receive compassionate medical aid-in-dying. This measure would create a patient-driven system that honors the values and beliefs of the individual. By passing this legislation, Connecticut would join the 8…...

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American Atheists Statement in Response to Christchurch, New Zealand Mosque Attack 

Cranford, NJ—Today, American Atheists President Nick Fish released the following statement regarding the mass shooting that claimed the lives of 49 people and injured dozens more in two Christchurch, New Zealand, mosques:...

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