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Support Death with Dignity in Connecticut

The Connecticut Joint Public Health Committee is currently considering HB 6425, an important bill that will allow terminally ill people to receive compassionate medical aid-in-dying....

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Support the Equality Act to Protect Civil Rights and Limit Religious Exemptions!

The Equality Act (H.R. 5) is a bill that would expand national civil rights laws by prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity....

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Arkansans: Please Help Stop Dangerous Religious Exemptions in Health Care!

The Arkansas House Public Health, Welfare and Labor Committee is considering a bill (SB 289) that creates dangerously broad religious exemptions for health care providers, institutions, and payers (insurance and employers), allowing them to deny care based on their beliefs....

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Arizonans: Oppose Public Funding for Deceptive Religious “Pregnancy Centers!”

Arizona lawmakers are considering a controversial bill (SB 1251/HB 2404) that could hand over $3 million to religious “pregnancy centers.” This bill is moving quickly, it was already passed by committees in each chamber....

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Kentuckians: Please Help Stop Dangerous Religious Exemptions in Health Care!

Last week the Kentucky Senate Judiciary Committee passed a bill (SB 83) that creates dangerously broad religious exemptions for health care providers, institutions, and payers, allowing them to deny care based on their beliefs. This bill opens the door to widespread denial of care and discrimination. We need your help to stop it…...

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“Moment of Silence” Bill is Florida Representative’s Controversial Answer to Parkland Shooting

Tallahassee, FL—Today, the church/state watchdog organization American Atheists denounced passage (12-6) of HB 529 in the Early Learning and Elementary Education Subcommittee. This moment of silence bill mandates that public school teachers lead students in daily moments of reflection, a strategy used by school prayer activists to promote unconstitutional teacher-led…...

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Stop the Arizona Church Superspreader Bill!

Across the country, we are seeing a wave of bills to create special rights for churches to ignore public health restrictions and hold in-person gatherings. In Arizona, lawmakers are considering HB 2648, which prevents religious organizations from being subject to restrictions if any secular business or organization is exempt. For example, if hospitals…...

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Stop the Missouri Church Superspreader Bill

Across the country, we are seeing a wave of bills to create special rights for churches to ignore public health restrictions and hold in-person gatherings....

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