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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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Supreme Court’s Ruling in “Crisis Pregnancy Centers” Case Puts Women’s Health at Risk

Washington, DC—In response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in NIFLA v. Becerra, which undermines a California law that required reproductive health clinics in California, including so-called “crisis pregnancy centers”, to provide certain types of information to clients, American Atheists legal and policy director Alison Gill released the following statement:…...

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American Atheists Statement on Supreme Court’s Travel Ban Ruling

Cranford, NJ—In response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Trump v. Hawaii, which upheld President Trump’s executive action banning entry of foreign nationals from certain Muslim-majority countries, American Atheists interim executive director Ed Buckner released the following statement:...

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The Masterpiece Cakeshop Decision Was a Strike Against Religious Equality and Free Speech

Since its issuance on June 4, there has been much focus on the scope and meaning of the Supreme Court’s Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. While we won’t exhaustively discuss the details of the case or the court’s decision (you can get that here), we’d like to examine…...

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American Atheists Statement on Supreme Court’s Order in Arlene’s Flowers Case

Washington, DC—In an order today, the United States Supreme Court vacated lower court rulings in the case of a florist in the state of Washington who was ordered to comply with Washington’s non-discrimination law and to provide the same services to same-sex couples that she provides to heterosexual couples. The…...

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Oppose the Domestic Gag Rule

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) proposed new rules which would ban health care professionals that receive federal funds from providing full and accurate medical information about abortion services....

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