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American Atheists Responds to Leaked Supreme Court Opinion Destroying Abortion Rights

Cranford, NJ — In response to reporting about a leaked draft U.S. Supreme Court opinion by Justice Samuel Alito that would overturn Roe v. Wade, American Atheists President Nick Fish released the following statement: “If the Supreme Court overturns Roe, half of Americans will lose the basic right to make…...

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Supreme Court Opens Door to Christian Nationalist and KKK Flags on Government Flagpoles

Washington, D.C.—Today, American Atheists expressed concern at the Supreme Court’s unanimous decision in Shurtleff v. Boston....

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Atheists to Supreme Court: Allowing Coach’s 50-Yard Line Prayers Threatens Free Speech Rights of All Americans

Washington, D.C.—Today, the religious equality watchdog American Atheists filed an amicus brief in Kennedy v. Bremerton, a Supreme Court case that could require public schools to allow teachers, staff, and coaches to engage in coercive prayers with students....

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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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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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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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Atheists to Supreme Court: A Religiously Neutral Education is Not Discriminatory and Not an Excuse to Fund Christian Schools

Washington, D.C.—Today, the religious equality watchdog American Atheists filed an amicus brief in Carson v. Makin, a Supreme Court case that could force Maine taxpayers to fund Christian schools....

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Atheists to the Supreme Court: Don’t Allow Lawmakers to Limit Abortion and Force Their Religion onto Patients

Washington, DC—Today, American Atheists joined the Freedom From Religion Foundation in an amicus brief to the Supreme Court for the upcoming case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The organizations are calling on the Court to keep abortion care legal in Mississippi before viability, defined as up to 24 weeks…...

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