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Atheists: Washington Should End Religious Exemptions for Vaccines

Olympia, Washington—Today, American Atheists, on behalf of its nearly 1,5000 constituents in Washington, submitted testimony to support amending HB 1638. While this bill would repeal personal or philosophical exemptions that prevent children from receiving vaccination, it fails to do so for religious exemptions....

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End Child Marriage in Massachusetts

Boston, MA—On Tuesday, Jennifer Bradbury, atheist activist and a survivor of child marriage, testified for American Atheists supporting S. 24. This bill would end child marriage in Massachusetts....

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Stop Religious Discrimination in Foster Care and Adoption in Tennessee

Lawmakers in Tennessee continue to push forward legislation that would allow state-funded adoption and foster care agencies to discriminate based on their religious beliefs. These bills assault everyone’s freedom of religion, and we need you help to stop them! SB 1304 would create new religious exemptions that would allow adoption…...

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Support Death with Dignity in Nevada

Lawmakers in Nevada are currently considering SB 165, important legislation that will allow terminally ill people to receive compassionate medical aid-in-dying....

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American Atheists Opposes Ohio’s 6-Week Abortion Ban

Columbus, OH—Yesterday, American Atheists, on behalf of its nearly 1,800 constituents in Ohio, wrote in opposition to SB 23, the “6-week abortion ban.”...

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Put an End to Conversion Therapy in Minnesota

Minnesota lawmakers are considering HF 12, life-saving legislation that will protect LGBTQ young people in Minnesota from harmful conversion therapy. This bill will soon receive a vote in the Minnesota House. Let’s make conversion therapy a thing of the past!...

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Colorado Residents: Help End Conversion Therapy

Colorado lawmakers are close to passing HB 1129, life-saving legislation that will protect LGBTQ young people in Colorado from harmful conversion therapy. This bill has already passed the House, and it will soon receive a vote in the Senate. Let’s make conversion therapy a thing of the past! Help pass…...

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Oppose Dangerous Religious Exemptions in Washington Universities

Sometimes even well-intentioned lawmakers get it wrong, all too often with disastrous results. Washington SB 5166 is one such example. While its intention is to protect religious minorities in colleges and universities, this bill sets up a system of religious exemptions that is ripe for abuse!...

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