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Atheist Denounce Department of Labor’s “License to Discriminate” Directive

Washington, DC—On Friday, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a new directive giving federal contractors broad powers to discriminate under the guise of “religious freedom.”...

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Atheists: Domestic Gag Rule is Unconstitutional, Threatens Well-Being of Millions

Washington, DC—American Atheists today submitted comments to the Department of Health and Human services opposing the so-called “Domestic Gag Rule” as unconstitutional and a threat to the safety, health, and well-being of millions of Americans who rely on Title X funding for their healthcare needs. ...

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Atheist Groups Issue Letter Opposing Kavanaugh Nomination

Washington, DC—Today, eighteen national organizations representing atheists, agnostics, humanists, and nontheistic Americans delivered a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee urging them to reject the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court....

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Atheist Groups Urge Senate to Reject Discriminatory Adoption Provision in Appropriations Bill

Washington, DC—In a letter to the chairman and vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, a coalition of six national atheist, humanist, and secular groups urged the Senate to oppose a discriminatory amendment to the House Labor, Health, and Human Services Appropriations bill that would put the health and…...

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ACTION ALERT: Oppose Religious Discrimination in Foster Care

Yesterday, the House Appropriations Committee inserted a poison-pill amendment into the Labor, HHS, and Education Appropriations Bill. If passed, this amendment would require states to allow taxpayer-funded foster care and adoption providers to discriminate on the basis of their religion and cut child welfare funding for states that refuse to…...

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Trump’s Supreme Court Pick a “Disaster” for Religious Equality

Washington, DC—At a press conference tonight, President Donald Trump announced the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh from the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals to the United States Supreme Court to fill the vacancy left by the retirement of Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy....

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Statement on Retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy

Washington, DC—Today, in a letter to the President, United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement, effective July 31, 2018. In response, American Atheists’ legal and policy director Alison Gill released the following statement: With the retirement of Justice Kennedy, President Trump has the opportunity to nominate…...

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American Atheists Submits Testimony Supporting Bill Preventing Religiously-Motivated Discrimination in Massachusetts

Boston, MA—On behalf of its more than 1,000 members and supporters in Massachusetts, American Atheists has submitted testimony in support of H 767, a bill that would prevent for-profit business owners from discriminating on the basis of religious belief. ...

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