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Tell Colorado Lawmakers Not to Allow Religious Discrimination in Foster Care and Adoption

The Colorado State Legislature is considering new religious exceptions that would allow state funds to go to adoption and foster care placement agencies that discriminate against would-be parents based the religious beliefs of the agency....

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ACTION ALERT: Stop Congress from diverting funding from military children to religious schools

The children of military families encounter a host of challenges that their civilian counterparts simply do not have to face....

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Atheists File Lawsuit After Child Forcibly Baptized by Court-Approved Mentor

Painesville, OH—American Atheists today filed a lawsuit in the Common Pleas Court of Lake County, Ohio, alleging that a developmentally disabled child was forcibly baptized against the expressed wishes of his parents by a minister and a court-approved “Big Brother” mentor....

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Kansas: Help us oppose religion-based discrimination in adoption and foster care

Topeka, KS—The Kansas House is considering new religious exceptions that would allow funds to go to adoption and foster care placement agencies that discriminate against potential foster and adoptive parents based the religious beliefs of the agency....

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Oklahoma: Help us oppose religion-based discrimination in adoption and foster care

Oklahoma City, OK—The Oklahoma State Legislature continues to push for new religious exceptions that would allow adoption and foster care placement agencies that receive state funding to discriminate against potential foster and adoptive parents....

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Illinois: Stand Up Against State-Funded Religious Schools

Springfield, IL—Last September, Illinois lawmakers passed a voucher-like tax credit system, which provides a handout to private schools, but only if they meet state educational standards. Now, the Illinois House of Representatives is considering HB 5067, a bill which would eliminate all educational standards and requirements for religious schools, even…...

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Update Regarding David Silverman

Cranford, NJ—The chair of the American Atheists Board of Directors, Neal Cary, has released the following statement:...

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American Atheists Submits Testimony Urging Ohio Lawmakers to Limit Religious Exemptions from Vaccinations

Columbus, OH—American Atheists, on behalf of its more than 1,200 constituents in Ohio, has submitted testimony urging Ohio lawmakers to amend HB 559, a bill related to vaccination requirements for students to attend public schools, to eliminate religious exemptions from mandatory immunizations for children attending Ohio schools. ...

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