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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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Bill Donohue Pretends Christian Nationalism Doesn’t Exist, While Promoting Christian Nationalism and Child Sex Abuse

Washington, D.C.—This week, Catholic League president Bill Donohue released a fact-free statement claiming that Christian nationalism does not exist....

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Arkansas Legislature Passes Most Extreme and Deadly Denial of Healthcare Bill in U.S.

Little Rock, AR—Today, the civil rights watchdog American Atheists denounced passage (32-1) by the Arkansas Senate of SB 289, the most extreme denial of healthcare bill in the country. The bill, having already passed the House, will now go to Governor Asa Hutchinson’s desk....

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End Child Marriage in New York

The New York Assembly and Senate Judiciary Committees will be considering S3086/A3891, life-saving bills that would prevent children from being forced into marriage by prohibiting marriage of individuals under the age of 18. This legislation is important because, too often, marriages occur in religious sects where very young girls are…...

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American Atheists Praises NY Legislation to Ensure Hospital Transparency

Albany, NY–Today, the civil rights organization American Atheists praised New York Assemblywoman Nily Rozic and Senator Michelle Hinchey for announcing legislation that will improve healthcare and save lives....

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