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Missouri Residents, Protect Defenders of Church/State Separation from Death Threats

As soon as today, the Missouri State House may vote on HB 728, a bill specifically aimed at undermining the separation of religion and government....

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American Atheists Opposes Forcing Bible Electives on Arkansas Public Schools

Little Rock, AR—American Atheists, on behalf of its constituents in Arkansas, wrote to express serious concern over HB 1626. This bill would require every public high school to offer elective courses on the Bible if requested by students....

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Atheists: Do Not Let South Carolina Student Groups Discriminate

Updated: 4/02/2019 Columbia, SC—Today, American Atheists, on behalf of its more than 400 constituents in South Carolina, submitted testimony opposing to H. 3099. This controversial bill would undermine the ability of public colleges and universities to provide an open and inclusive campus and to prohibit discriminatory conduct. As written, the…...

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Texas Residents: Oppose Dangerous Religious Exemptions

Today the Texas State Senate will vote on broad, poorly defined religious exceptions that would open the door to widespread discrimination. Under SB 17, any professional licensed by a state agency could discriminate or refuse to provide services based on their religious beliefs. We urgently need your help to stop this…...

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Prevent Religious Coercion in Indiana Schools

Indiana lawmakers are pushing forward legislation designed to favor Christian students by giving them school credit for attending religious education....

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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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