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Adoption Discrimination is Unconstitutional, Harmful to Children, say Secular Orgs

Cranford, NJ—Today, American Atheists and other secular organizations filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit arguing that religious exemptions in adoption and foster care are not only unconstitutional but also directly harm children....

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American Atheists Opposes HUD’s Plan to Rollback Housing Protections for Nonreligious Americans

Cranford, NJ—On Tuesday, American Atheists submitted comments opposing a proposed rule by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that would rollback housing civil rights protections for atheists, religious minorities, people of color, and other minority groups....

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Atheists: Religion Is No Excuse to Deny Access to Healthcare

In response to a federal court ruling on Tuesday that allows discrimination in the name of religion, American Atheists’ President Nick Fish released the following statement: According to Judge Reed C. O’Connor’s decision, health care professionals can use religion to ignore the Affordable Care Act’s anti-discrimination protections for transgender Americans.…...

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American Atheists Launches Largest Survey on Non-Religious Americans and their Struggles

Cranford, NJ—Today, American Atheists launched the U.S. Secular Survey in cooperation with numerous other national and local secular organizations, including Atheist Alliance of America, Camp Quest, Center for Inquiry, Foundation Beyond Belief, The Freethought Society, Hispanic American Freethinkers, Recovering from Religion, Secular Coalition for America, Secular Student Alliance, and Society…...

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Atheists Blast A.G. Barr’s Fact-Free Attack on Secularism

Cranford, NJ—Following comments by Attorney General William P. Barr to Notre Dame law students that “the growing ascendancy of secularism” is to blame for violence, depression and mental illness, the ongoing drug epidemic, and “the wreckage of the family,” American Atheists President Nick Fish sharply criticized Barr in a letter…...

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American Atheists Sponsors FREEFLO 2019

On the weekend of November 1 – 3, join hundreds of atheists, agnostics, humanists, freethinkers and scientific skeptics at FREEFLO 2019 in Orlando....

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American Atheists at California Freethought Day

On Sunday, October 13, enjoy the fun and atmosphere of a fair with the education and activism of a conference atCalifornia Freethought Day in Sacramento....

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Federal Judge: Atheist Free Speech Lawsuit Has A “Fair Chance of Prevailing,” Can Move Ahead

Little Rock, AR—An Arkansas federal judge ruled today that American Atheists’ lawsuit against Arkansas State Senator Jason Rapert has a “fair chance of prevailing” and allowed it to move forward....

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