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Bill Donohue Pretends Christian Nationalism Doesn’t Exist, While Promoting Christian Nationalism and Child Sex Abuse

Washington, D.C.—This week, Catholic League president Bill Donohue released a fact-free statement claiming that Christian nationalism does not exist....

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Arkansas Legislature Passes Most Extreme and Deadly Denial of Healthcare Bill in U.S.

Little Rock, AR—Today, the civil rights watchdog American Atheists denounced passage (32-1) by the Arkansas Senate of SB 289, the most extreme denial of healthcare bill in the country. The bill, having already passed the House, will now go to Governor Asa Hutchinson’s desk....

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End Child Marriage in New York

The New York Assembly and Senate Judiciary Committees will be considering S3086/A3891, life-saving bills that would prevent children from being forced into marriage by prohibiting marriage of individuals under the age of 18. This legislation is important because, too often, marriages occur in religious sects where very young girls are…...

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American Atheists Praises NY Legislation to Ensure Hospital Transparency

Albany, NY–Today, the civil rights organization American Atheists praised New York Assemblywoman Nily Rozic and Senator Michelle Hinchey for announcing legislation that will improve healthcare and save lives....

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Stop State Lawmakers from Using Beliefs to Deny Healthcare

As a Kentuckian, it’s disappointing to see that my state legislators are prioritizing discrimination over some of the most pressing issues in our commonwealth....

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Oklahoma’s Church Superspreader Bill is a Recipe for Disaster

In the early days of the pandemic, public health restrictions were uncertain, and there were many questions regarding what was essential. Churches were labeled as nonessential and for good reason — they are not immediately necessary to protect the health and safety of citizens....

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Discrimination is NOT Religious Freedom — Support the Do No Harm Act!

For too long, religious exemptions have created special privileges for religious people and organizations at the federal level....

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Oppose Religious Coercion in Nebraska Public Schools!

Nebraska lawmakers are considering an unnecessary and exclusionary bill (LB 36) that will require every school classroom to have an “In God We Trust” display....

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