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American Atheists opposes South Dakota’s anti-transgender high school bill

Pierre, SD—American Atheists, on behalf of its constituents in South Dakota, wrote in opposition to SB 49, a controversial bill that would intensify systemic discrimination against transgender students in South Dakota’s high school athletics programs....

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Trump Administration Prioritizes Religious Dogma Over Child Well-being

Cranford, NJ—In response to a Trump administration decision allowing federal tax dollars to be used by a South Carolina adoption agency that discriminates against prospective parents on the basis of religion, American Atheists president Nick Fish released the following statement....

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Atheists: VA Public Schools Must Warn about Female Genital Mutilation

Richmond, VA—American Atheists, on behalf of its nearly 1,500 constituents in Virginia, wrote to provide testimony in support of SB 1159, a bill which requires public secondary schools to include information in their family life curriculum regarding the harmful physical and emotional effects of female genital mutilation (FGM). Read the…...

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Tell Lawmakers to Protect Religious Freedom

Every January 16th, Americans of all faiths and no faiths celebrate Religious Freedom Day. Unfortunately, Christian supremacists are trying to subvert the meaning of religious freedom, claiming that it only applies to them....

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Christian Supremacist State Senator Is No-Show in Court

Little Rock, AR—State Senator Jason Rapert, who blocked his atheist constituents from public forums on social media, failed to appear in court today to defend his unconstitutional actions....

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American Atheists Welcomes Debbie Goddard as Vice President and Tom Van Denburgh as Communications Director

Cranford, NJ—Today, American Atheists announced the hiring of Debbie Goddard as Vice President, Programs and Tom Van Denburgh as Communications Director. Both Debbie and Tom will be based in American Atheists’ Cranford, NJ office....

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American Atheists Opposes William Barr’s Nomination as U.S. AG

Washington DC—American Atheists joined with the Secular Coalition for America, the Freedom From Religion Foundation, and the Center for Inquiry to urge the Senate Judiciary Committee to reject the nomination of William Barr as the United States Attorney General....

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Atheists: The Trump Administration Must Allow Obamacare Insurers to Cover Abortion

Washington DC—Last week, American Atheists submitted comments to the Department of Health and Human Services opposing the Trump administration’s proposed rule that would deprive Affordable Care Act (ACA) consumers of access to abortion....

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