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American Atheists Highlights Need for Better Data on Nonreligious Americans and Religious Minorities

Washington, D.C.—Today, the nonreligious advocacy organization, American Atheists, urged the Biden Administration to make federal surveys more inclusive of nonreligious Americans and religious minorities. These comments were in response to a request for information by the Office of Management and Budget....

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American Atheists Wins New Victory on Behalf of Harassed Nonreligious Student

Houston, TX—Today, the church/state watchdog American Atheists announced a new victory in its lawsuit against a teacher who harassed, disciplined, and retaliated against a nonreligious high school student for sitting out the Pledge of Allegiance. On Tuesday, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals refused to grant the teacher qualified immunity....

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Ask Governor DeWine to Veto Dangerous Religious Refusals in Health Care!

The Ohio Legislature has endangered all Ohioans by inserting extremely broad denial of care language into the state’s budget (HB 110)....

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Atheists Sue Mississippi Over “In God We Trust” License Plate

Jackson, Mississippi, June 22, 2021—Today, the church-state separation watchdog American Atheists, the Mississippi Humanist Association, and three nonreligious Mississippi residents filed a federal lawsuit against Mississippi over the state’s “In God We Trust” license plate. The complaint accuses the Mississippi Commissioner of Revenue of violating nonreligious people’s freedoms of speech…...

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Supreme Court Rules Discriminatory Religious Practices Outweigh LGBTQ Rights

Washington, D.C.—Today the civil rights organization American Atheists denounced the unanimous decision in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia as a dangerous expansion of religious exemptions that undermine civil rights protections for all Americans. As a result of this case, Catholic Social Services (CSS) will force the City of Philadelphia to…...

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Ohio Residents: Stop Dangerous Religious Refusals in Health Care!

The Ohio Senate has endangered all Ohioans by inserting extremely broad denial of care bill language into the state’s budget (HB 110). This dangerous provision allows health care providers, hospitals, insurance companies, and even employers to refuse to provide or pay for care based on their beliefs, opening the door…...

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This National Foster Care Month, End Religious Exemptions in Adoption and Foster Care!

May is National Foster Care Month—a time to recognize the importance of families and lift up the voices of youth in foster care. Adoption and foster care programs exist to serve the best interests of vulnerable children, and yet there are 11 states that allow religious child placement agencies to…...

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End Child Marriage in Rhode Island!

On May 19th, the Rhode Island House of Representatives will be considering H5387, a life-saving bill that would prevent children from being forced into marriage by prohibiting marriage of individuals under the age of 18....

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