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Pregnancy Center Tells Ohio Students: Marriage Prevents STDs; Atheists Demand School Provide Fact-Based Sex Ed

Cranford, NJ—American Atheists today sent a letter to the Wooster City School District in Wooster, Ohio, following a complaint from a parent alleging that the school is allowing representatives from a religiously affiliated pregnancy center to give students inaccurate and religiously motivated instruction about matters related to sexual health. According…...

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Atheists Demand ‘Right to Know Act’ for Patients in America’s Religious Health Care System

Cranford, NJ—American Atheists today announced a campaign to enact legislation that would require health care providers to inform patients, insurance companies, and government agencies about any medical procedures and services the provider chooses not to perform because of the provider’s religious beliefs. “Patients must be able to make fully informed…...

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Florida Middle School Concedes Autistic Student May Sit for Pledge

Following a September 8 demand letter, American Atheists today received confirmation from a Florida school district that officials would ensure students’ Constitutional right to remain seated and not participate in the Pledge of Allegiance is protected. The demand letter from the American Atheists Legal Center came after the Center was contacted by the…...

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AtheistTV to Transition to Exclusively VOD Service

Cranford, NJ—American Atheists today announced that its television service AtheistTV, the first and only network hosting content exclusively by and for atheists, will transition to exclusively a video on demand service, similar to Netflix and Hulu. “This change reflects the reality of the way that people are consuming content,” said…...

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Atheist Leader, Scholar to Tackle Religion’s Place in Puerto Rico During Debate

San Juan, PR—American Atheists today announced a public discussion in San Juan, Puerto Rico, with a religious scholar and its president the day before the organization hosts the first atheist conference on the island. The forum, which is free and open to the public and media, will be held at…...

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Atheist Campaign Mobilizes Voters, Targets Political Candidates

Cranford, NJ—American Atheists today announced the launch of the AtheistVoter campaign in the run up to the 2016 election season. AtheistVoter calls on atheists throughout the country to engage with their elected officials, candidates for office, and members of the media about issues relating to the separation of religion and…...

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Asking Trump, Carson, & Santorum About Atheists

Ask any American whether they believe their vote matters to any particular elected official or person running for elected office, and many will say “no.” This is especially true of atheists who would like to have a say in conservative politics. Now, there are strong progressive voices in the atheist…...

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Atheists Demand ISU Keep Coach’s Religion Out of Basketball Program

Cranford, NJ—American Atheists this week sent a letter to the Steven Leath, President of Iowa State University, demanding that the university address comments made by new men’s basketball head coach Steve Prohm about his plans to bring his personal religious beliefs into his role as coach. In an interview with…...

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Atheists Laud Ruling Against ‘Religious Burden’ For Contraceptive Coverage Opt-Out

Cranford, NJ—American Atheists today applauded the decision by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals requiring religious employers to either provide contraception coverage to employees or formally request to opt-out, allowing a third-party insurer to provide coverage. The court ruled against the Denver-based Little Sisters of the Poor claim that filing…...

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Bake a Cake—And Be Religious Too!

Apparently, not all bakers want everyone to sample their cakes. There are two high-profile cases in Oregon and Colorado that revolve around cake makers who refused to bake cakes for the weddings of same-sex couples. The bakers in both cases based their refusals on their religious beliefs. I am not…...

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OK Supreme Court: Ten Commandments Monument Unconstitutional

Oklahoma City, OK—The Oklahoma State Supreme Court has ruled that the controversial Ten Commandments monument placed on state capitol grounds is a violation of the Oklahoma Constitution and ordered its removal. “This is a victory for anyone who values religious neutrality from their government,” said American Atheists President David Silverman.…...

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Atheists Celebrate Supreme Court Ruling Affirming Marriage Equality

Cranford, NJ—American Atheists today applauded the United States Supreme Court in its 5-4 decision guaranteeing the rights of same-sex couples to marry nationwide and joined LGBT Americans in celebrating equality under the law. “This is a victory too long in the making,” said American Atheists President David Silverman. “The Court…...

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