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American Atheists at Skepticon 11

Are you an atheist activist or group leader and want to learn how to be more effective? Then you’re in luck. Not only is American Atheists sponsoring Skepticon, but we’re also leading a workshop track this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for atheists just like you....

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Atheists Call out Betsy DeVos for Trying to Divert Government Funding to Religious Organizations

Cranford, NJ—Today, American Atheists condemned the Department of Education’s most recent attack on the separation of church and state. The department rushed through a final rule, ignoring the required process, to permit school districts to contract with religious organizations....

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Stop the Department of Health & Human Services from Creating New Religious Exemptions

Last month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a new proposed rule which eliminates protections against healthcare discrimination based on language access, transgender status, and sex stereotyping, as well as for patients who have previously had an abortion....

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Maryland County Punishes Library for Hosting Drag Queen Story Hour, but Atheist and LGBTQ Organizations are Fighting Back

Cranford, NJ—Organizers of a Drag Queen Story Hour came to the defense of a local library, the venue for the event, after the St. Mary’s County Commission removed $2,500 from its budget, allegedly to pay security costs....

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US Department of Education Proposes Dangerous Religious Exemptions

Cranford, NJ—This month, American Atheists submitted comments opposing the U.S. Department of Education’s plan to introduce dangerous new exemptions for religious institutions of higher education....

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End Religious Exemptions in Foster Care and Adoption! Support the Every Child Deserves a Family Act!

Adoption and foster care programs exist to serve the best interests of vulnerable children, and yet there are 10 states that allow child placement agencies to discriminate based on their religious beliefs....

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Atheists: New “Unalienable Rights” Commission Rife with Religious Extremists

Cranford, NJ—Today, American Atheists joined 178 organizations to call for scrapping the Department of State’s recently announced “Commission on Unalienable Rights.”...

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Protect Children in Massachusetts from Forced Marriage!

The Massachusetts State Senate is considering S.24, legislation that would prevent forced child marriage by prohibiting marriage of individuals under the age of 18....

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