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Arkansas Creationism Bill Defeated in Tight Vote

Little Rock, Arkansas—Today, the church/state separation watchdog American Atheists praised the lawmakers on the Arkansas Senate Education Committee who rejected the controversial creationism bill (HB 1701) in a 3-3 vote yesterday evening. The Arkansas House had passed this unconstitutional bill on April 7, drawing national criticism and condemnation....

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Connecticut Residents: Eliminate Dangerous Religious Exemptions to Vaccination

Under current law, Connecticut allows children to attend school and daycare without receiving legally required vaccination if their parents have a religious objection....

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Oppose Christian Nationalist Curriculum in Florida Public Schools!

The Florida Department of Education is moving forward with new curriculum standards that would indoctrinate students with a false Christian nationalist version of history....

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Oppose Religious Coercion in New Hampshire Public Schools!

New Hampshire lawmakers are considering an unnecessary and exclusionary bill (HB 69) that will require every building in every school district to have an “In God We Trust” display....

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American Atheists Endorses Bill to Expand Supreme Court to 13 Justices

Washington, D.C.—The civil rights organization American Atheists is calling on Congress to pass the Judiciary Act of 2021, introduced today by Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-NY17). This important legislation would expand the Supreme Court to 13 justices....

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Texans: Oppose Dangerous Religious Exemptions in Health Care!

The Texas House Public Health Committee is considering a bill (HB 1424) that creates dangerously broad religious exemptions for health care providers and institutions, allowing them to deny care based on their beliefs. This bill opens the door to widespread refusal of care and discrimination in the name of religion....

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American Atheists VP on Richard Dawkins’ Comments about Trans People

In response to Richard Dawkins’ recent tweet regarding trans people, Alison Gill, Vice President for Legal and Policy at American Atheists, a trans woman, released the following statement:...

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Oppose Teaching Creationism in Arkansas Schools

Arkansas lawmakers are considering an unconstitutional bill (HB 1701) that would allow creationism to be taught in place of science in Arkansas public schools. This reckless legislation has already passed the Arkansas House and has moved to the Senate Education Committee—we need your help to stop it! Government-sponsored religious teaching…...

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