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Atheists: Religion No Excuse to Hold off on Federal LGBTQ Protections

Cranford, NJ—American Atheists praised the reintroduction today of the Equality Act. This bill would add sexual orientation and gender identity to existing federal nondiscrimination laws, which already include categories such as race, religion, and sex. “The lack of clear federal protections for LGBTQ people fails to protect millions of Americans…...

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Florida Residents: Oppose Bible Classes in Public High Schools

Christian nationalists throughout the country are trying to insert religious ideology into the public education system. And they have their eyes locked on Florida! At this very moment, the Florida State House is considering H195, a bill that mandates that public schools provide elective Christian Bible courses....

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Atheists: Schools Should Not Be Forced to Display “In God We Trust” Posters

Frankfort, Kentucky—Yesterday, Kentucky Assistant State Director Joshua Buckman’s testified before the State House in opposition to HB 46. This bill “undermines religious liberty by requiring schools to display the national motto ‘In God We Trust’ in schools,” he stated....

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Atheists: Students Deserve Comprehensive Sexual Education

Olympia, Washington—Today, American Atheists, on behalf of its nearly 1,500 constituents in Washington State, submitted testimony supporting SB 5395. This vital measure would require that schools provide comprehensive sexual health education for students in Washington. Currently, 20% of schools in Washington offer no sexual health education or less than one…...

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Kentucky Residents: Oppose Religious Coercion in Public Schools!

Kentucky lawmakers are close to passing a controversial bill (HB 46), which would require every public school to prominently display “In God We Trust” posters....

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American Atheists Announces Student Grants to 2019 National Conference

Cranford, NJ—Today, American Atheists announced its student grants for the 2019 National Convention in Cincinnati on April 19 – 21....

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Atheists: Ban Female Genital Mutilation in Utah

Salt Lake City, UT—Today, American Atheists, on behalf of its more than 600 constituents in Utah, wrote in support of HB 430....

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Discrimination is NOT Religious Freedom — Support the Do No Harm Act!

The Do No Harm Act (H.R. 1450, S. 593) is a bill that would limit the negative impact of religious exemptions in federal law in areas such as civil rights and health care coverage....

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