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American Atheists Submits Testimony Supporting Conversion Therapy Ban in Hawaii

Honolulu, HI—On behalf of its constituents in Hawaii, American Atheists submitted testimony in support of SB 270, a bill that would protect young people in Hawaii from the dangerous practice of “conversion therapy,” a typically religious-based attempt to change one’s sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression....

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American Atheists Submits Testimony Opposing Religious Refusal Law in New Hampshire

Concord, NH—On behalf its members, supporters, and constituents in New Hampshire, American Atheists has submitted testimony in opposition to HB 1787, a bill in the New Hampshire legislature that would endanger the lives of New Hampshire citizens and allow health care providers and institutions to place their own religious beliefs…...

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American Atheists Submits Testimony Opposing Legislation Which Would Insert Religion into Arizona Classrooms

Phoenix, AZ—American Atheists submitted testimony in opposition to Arizona’s SB 1289, which will be heard by the Senate Education Committee on February 15, 2018. This bill would permit schools to display an English translation of the Arizona state motto (“Ditat Deus” or, in English, “God Enriches”)....

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American Atheists Statement on President Trump’s Remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast

Washington, DC—In response to President Trump’s remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast today, American Atheists president David Silverman released the following statement:...

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Senate Budget Deal Takes Money from Disaster Relief, Gives it to Churches

Washington, DC—The budget agreement that the Senate votes on today includes provisions that would, for the first time, require American taxpayers to directly fund the construction and furnishing of houses of worship....

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Before Prayer Breakfast, 145 Groups Remind Lawmakers of the Importance of Nonprofit Nonpartisanship

Washington, DC—Today, in advance of Thursday’s National Prayer Breakfast, 145 organizations including American Atheists called on leaders in the House and Senate Appropriations committees to preserve the integrity of our nation’s charitable nonprofits, houses of worship, and foundations by rejecting any attempt to undermine the Johnson Amendment....

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Attorney General Sessions Installs “Religious Freedom” Czars in Every US Attorney’s Office

Washington, DC—American Atheists expressed outrage today at the drastic changes implemented by the Trump administration that will further elevate religious beliefs above the law....

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Atheists Denounce Trump Administration’s New “Religious Freedom” Office and Dangerous Rules Promoting Discrimination

Washington, DC—As part of its continued assault on LGBTQ people and women under the guise of “religious freedom,” the Trump administration has announced the creation of a new “Conscience and Religious Freedom Division” within the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights. The new division would be…...

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