Legal

Atheists Call out NYPD’s Preferential Treatment of Catholic Cathedral

New York, NY—American Atheists has demanded that the New York Police Department’s 77th Precinct end its practice of illegally removing vehicles from streets near the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph in Brooklyn to provide parking to churchgoers....

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Secular Organizations Warn Florida City about Excluding Atheists from Invocations

Winter Park, FL—American Atheists, the Center for Inquiry, and the American Humanist Association denounced the Winter Garden City Commission’s discriminatory exclusion of atheists from the invocation process in a letter delivered by the Central Florida Freethought Community (CFFC) to the commissioners....

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The Bladensburg Cross Stigmatizes Atheists and Dishonors Nonreligious Veterans

Washington, DC—American Atheists, in an amicus brief filed with the Supreme Court yesterday, urged the Court to uphold decades of precedent and rule that a 40-foot tall Latin cross on government property is unconstitutional....

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Atheists: State Sen. Rapert “Incompetent or Intentionally Misleading the Court”

Little Rock, AR—This week, American Atheists filed two documents in its federal lawsuit against Arkansas state Senator Jason Rapert. The lawsuit alleges that Rapert’s habit of blocking atheist constituents on social media violates their First Amendment rights....

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Atheists: No More Religious Exemptions to Discriminate on College Campuses

Washington DC—American Atheists wrote in opposition to a proposed rule that would let religious schools completely and spontaneously exempt themselves from Title IX nondiscrimination protections....

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Christian Supremacist State Senator Is No-Show in Court

Little Rock, AR—State Senator Jason Rapert, who blocked his atheist constituents from public forums on social media, failed to appear in court today to defend his unconstitutional actions....

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Atheists to Park Departments: Stop Unconstitutionally Promoting Trips to Religious Attractions

Williamstown, KY—American Atheists has sent letters to two park and recreation departments, demanding that they cease promoting upcoming trips to Answers in Genesis’ Creation Museum and Ark Encounter....

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Atheists Seek Preliminary Injunction and Restraining Order in Arkansas Free Speech Lawsuit

LITTLE ROCK, AR—Today in federal court, American Atheists filed a motion for a preliminary injunction and a temporary restraining order against Arkansas State Senator Stanley Jason Rapert in the civil rights lawsuit alleging that Rapert regularly violates the rights of his atheist constituents by blocking them on social media....

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