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Atheists: Supreme Court’s 303 Creative Ruling Uses Fabricated Case to Allow Religious Bigotry Against LGBTQ People

Washington, DC—Today, the religious equality organization American Atheists condemned the Supreme Court’s 6–3 ruling in 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis, allowing a designer to discriminate against same-sex couples in the creation and sale of wedding websites....

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Atheists: Supreme Court Again Widens Gulf Between Rights of Religious and Nonreligious Workers

Washington, D.C.—Today, the religious equality organization American Atheists criticized the Supreme Court’s decision in Groff v. DeJoy for siding with a religious litigant while ignoring how religious “accommodations” will impact others in the workplace, particularly the nonreligious....

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American Atheists Claims Victory for Removal of “In God We Trust” from Mississippi’s Standard License Plate

Jackson, Mississippi—Today, the church-state separation watchdog American Atheists claimed victory in its goal to remove mandatory “In God We Trust” language from Mississippi’s official license plate....

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American Atheists Praises Biden Administration for Protecting Public School Students’ Religious Freedom

Washington, DC—Today, the civil rights organization American Atheists praised the Biden Administration for working to protect the religious freedom of families whose children are in the public school system. The Department of Education released guidance instructing school staff to refrain from praying with students. ...

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American Atheists Praises Colorado for Becoming First State to Tackle Problem of Health Care Denials

Today, the civil rights organization American Atheists applauded Colorado Governor Jared Polis for signing the Patients’ Right to Know Act (HB 1218). The bill previously passed both chambers with an overwhelming majority (43-19 in the House and 21-12 in the Senate). American Atheists worked with Colorado State Representatives Brianna Titone…...

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American Atheists Announces Acquisition of OnlySky Media

Cranford, NJ — Today the national civil rights organization American Atheists announced the acquisition of OnlySky Media, a digital media platform dedicated to protecting America’s secular democracy through journalism, storytelling, and commentary. Launched in 2022, OnlySky Media brought together more than 100 atheist, humanist, and other secular writers from diverse…...

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Atheists Decry Federal Judge’s Outrageous Decision to Mandate Religious Exemptions for School Vaccination

Jackson, MS—This week, Judge Halil Suleyman “Sul” Ozerden of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi legislated from the bench, creating a religious exemption from Mississippi’s long standing requirement that children receive certain routine vaccines in order to attend public schools. “States like Mississippi that do not…...

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American Atheists Sues West Virginia for Forcing Religion on Incarcerated People

Charleston, WV—Today, the civil rights organization American Atheists filed a federal lawsuit against the leadership of the West Virginia Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation (WVDCR). American Atheists is representing Andrew Miller, an atheist and Secular Humanist whom the defendants are forcing to participate in religious activities in order to be…...

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