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Atheists to Federal Court: Do Not Let Employers Impose Religious Codes of Conduct on Employees’ Children

In an amicus brief filed today in Slattery v. Cuomo, American Atheists urged the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to not let religious employers meddle in the health care decisions of employees and even fire them if their children violate the organization’s religious rules....

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Secular Organizations Call on Biden to Grant Refugee Status to Nonreligious and Religious Minority Afghans

Washington, DC—The national human and civil rights organization, American Atheists, in a letter signed by all American members of the international humanist community, Humanists International, has called on the Biden Administration to protect the lives of Afghans, particularly atheists, humanists, and ex-Muslims, as the United States withdraws military forces from…...

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American Atheists and Americans United Applaud U.S. Dept. of Education Plan to Reconsider Forcing Universities to Fund Discrimination by Religious Student Groups

Washington, D.C.—Today, the U.S. Department of Education announced that it is reviewing and anticipates rescinding parts of a regulation enacted by the Trump administration that, among other things, forces universities to financially support religious student groups that discriminate....

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Kansas State Representative Brett Parker Joins American Atheists’ Staff

Cranford, NJ—Today, the religious equality organization, American Atheists, announced that Kansas State Representative Brett Parker will be joining the organization in the role of State Policy Manager....

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American Atheists Reacts to Biden Nominees for Key Religious Affairs Roles

Today, the Biden Administration announced the nomination of Rashad Hussain and Deborah Lipstadt, and appointments of Khzir Khan and Sharon Kleinbaum to serve in key religious affairs roles within the U.S. State Department and at the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF)....

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American Atheists Denounces Sen. John Kennedy’s Religious Test for Biden Nominee

Cranford, NJ—On Wednesday, during a Senate Judiciary confirmation hearing, Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) demanded to know whether Hampton Dellinger, Joe Biden’s nominee to head the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Policy, is an atheist....

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American Atheists Highlights Need for Better Data on Nonreligious Americans and Religious Minorities

Washington, D.C.—Today, the nonreligious advocacy organization, American Atheists, urged the Biden Administration to make federal surveys more inclusive of nonreligious Americans and religious minorities. These comments were in response to a request for information by the Office of Management and Budget....

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American Atheists Wins New Victory on Behalf of Harassed Nonreligious Student

Houston, TX—Today, the church/state watchdog American Atheists announced a new victory in its lawsuit against a teacher who harassed, disciplined, and retaliated against a nonreligious high school student for sitting out the Pledge of Allegiance. On Tuesday, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals refused to grant the teacher qualified immunity....

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