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Oppose DeVos’s plan to use the pandemic to enrich religious schools!

Earlier this week, we asked you to reach out to your state lawmakers in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Espinoza decision and urge them to repeal any state school voucher or tax credit programs. Unfortunately, now the Trump Administration has stepped in to make the situation even worse....

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Supreme Court Allows Religious Organizations to Set Their Own Rules, Causing 100,000 Americans to Immediately Lose Access to Contraceptive Services

Washington, D.C.—The religious equality organization American Atheists condemned today’s 7-2 decision from the U.S. Supreme Court in Little Sisters of the Poor v. Pennsylvania....

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Supreme Court Permits Religious Schools to Discriminate After Forcing Taxpayers to Fund Them

Washington, D.C.—Today, the religious equality organization American Atheists denounced the Supreme Court’s 7-2 ruling in Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru, which expands a religious school’s ability to discriminate legally against teachers by considering them “ministers.”...

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Trump Administration’s Church Bailouts Cost Taxpayers $6-10 Billion, American Atheists Reveals

Washington,D.C.—Today, the religious equality watchdog organization American Atheists announced that the Trump Administration has spent at least $6 to $10 billion unconstitutionally bailing out houses of worship under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) run by the Small Business Administration (SBA)....

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American Atheists and Unchained At Last Push Government to Shine Light on Child Marriage

Washington, D.C.—Today, American Atheists and Unchained At Last, the only organization dedicated to ending forced and child marriage in the United States, wrote to the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) about the agency’s proposed data collection activity on runaway and homeless youth (RHY)....

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Supreme Court Forces Montana to Fund Religious Schools, Destroying Foundation of Church-State Separation

Washington D.C.—Today, the church-state separation watchdog American Atheists condemned the Supreme Court’s Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue ruling as an attack on the constitutional principle of religious freedom. The 5-4 decision severely limits the no-aid-for-religion clause in Montana’s and 30 other states’ constitutions....

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Atheists: Supreme Court Abortion Ruling is “A Victory for Religious Freedom”

Washington, D.C.—Today, the Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision upheld abortion rights, striking down the Louisiana law that requires doctors who provide abortion care to have admitting rights at nearby hospitals....

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DeVos Forces Schools Districts to Divert Public School Dollars to Private Religious Schools

Washington, D.C.—Today, Secretary Betsy DeVos’s announced that the Department of Education will force local school districts to redirect a portion of federal funding intended to help deal with the Covid-19 pandemic from public schools to private, religious schools....

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