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American Atheists Wins Settlement for Harassed Nonreligious Student

Houston, TX—Today, the civil rights organization American Atheists announced a successful settlement on behalf of a nonreligious student who was harassed, disciplined, and retaliated against for sitting out the Pledge of Allegiance....

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New Report Finds Nonreligious Women Face Greater Discrimination, Seek Community

Washington, D.C—Today, the secular organizations American Atheists and Secular Woman released Nonreligious Women in America, a report based on a survey of 13,522 nonreligious women, drawn from a larger survey of nearly 34,000 nonreligious people living in America, organized by a team of researchers at Strength in Numbers Consulting Group.…...

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American Atheists’ Statement on Retirement of Justice Breyer

Washington, DC—In response to the announcement that United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer will retire at the end of this year’s term, Nick Fish, president of American Atheists, released the following statement:...

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New Report Forecasts Christian Nationalist Movement’s Strategic Actions in 2022

Washington D.C.—Today, the religious equality watchdog American Atheists sounded the alarm on Christian nationalists’ likely strategy for 2022. This warning draws on the large body of research and trends published today in the organization’s 2021 State of the Secular States report. Now in its fourth annual edition, this report provides…...

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Supreme Court Could Make the Protestant Flag a Common Sight at Government Buildings Across the Country

Washington, D.C.—American Atheists has joined Americans United for Separation of Church and State in filing an amicus brief in the Supreme Court case Shurtleff v. Boston. The organizations urge the Justices to refrain from forcing the Boston government to fly the Christian Flag, also known as the Protestant Flag....

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American Atheists Calls on New International Religious Freedom Ambassador to Protect Nonreligious Communities from Persecution

On December 17, the Senate confirmed Rashad Hussain as Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom. Hussain previously held several high-level positions in the U.S. government, including serving as the Special Envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation under the Obama Administration. In response Hussain’s confirmation, Nick Fish, president of American Atheists,…...

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Texas Teacher Who Harassed Nonreligious Student Loses Appeal

Houston, TX—Today, the church-state watchdog American Atheists announced yet another victory in its lawsuit on behalf of a nonreligious student whose teacher harassed, disciplined, and retaliated against her for sitting out the Pledge of Allegiance....

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Biden Administration to End Trump-Era Policy Allowing Discrimination by Religious Federal Contractors

Washington, D.C.—Today, the religious equality watchdog American Atheists praised the Biden Administration and the Department of Labor for proposing rescission of a Trump-era regulation that allows federal contractors to discriminate against workers on the basis of religion....

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