LGBTQ

Atheists: Labor Department Rules Allowing Religious Discrimination Are ‘Disgusting, Un-American’

Cranford, NJ—Today, the Department of Labor announced a proposed rule that would allow government contractors to ignore civil rights and anti-discrimination laws under the guise of religion. It is estimated that nearly a quarter of Americans work at employers with federal contracts....

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Maryland County Punishes Library for Hosting Drag Queen Story Hour, but Atheist and LGBTQ Organizations are Fighting Back

Cranford, NJ—Organizers of a Drag Queen Story Hour came to the defense of a local library, the venue for the event, after the St. Mary’s County Commission removed $2,500 from its budget, allegedly to pay security costs....

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State Lawmakers Brief Members of Congress on Religious Extremist “Project Blitz” Campaign

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman Jared Huffman (D-CA), state lawmakers, and American Atheists briefed members of Congress about Project Blitz, a secretive and widespread Christian nationalist campaign to undermine LGBTQ equality, limit access to reproductive healthcare, and threaten religious equality under the law....

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Atheists: The Every Child Deserves a Family Act would End Taxpayer-Funded Discrimination in Adoption and Foster Care

Washington, DC—Today, American Atheists praised the introduction of the Every Child Deserves a Family Act (H.R. 3114). This bipartisan bill would stop federally funded adoption and foster care placement agencies from discriminating against children, adoptive parents, and families nationwide....

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Support the Equality Act to Protect Civil Rights and Limit Religious Exemptions!

The Equality Act (H.R. 5) is a bill that would expand national civil rights laws by prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity....

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American Atheists Submits Testimony Supporting the Equality Act

Washington, D.C.—Today, American Atheists submitted testimony in support of the Equality Act for the hearing held by the U.S. House Judiciary Committee....

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Atheists: Religion No Excuse to Hold off on Federal LGBTQ Protections

Cranford, NJ—American Atheists praised the reintroduction today of the Equality Act. This bill would add sexual orientation and gender identity to existing federal nondiscrimination laws, which already include categories such as race, religion, and sex. “The lack of clear federal protections for LGBTQ people fails to protect millions of Americans…...

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American Atheists Statement About Proposed Anti-Transgender Policies

Cranford, NJ—In response to the October 21 New York Times article “‘Transgender’ Could Be Defined Out of Existence Under Trump Administration,” American Atheists president Nick Fish released the following statement:...

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