Public Policy

Atheists Applaud Biden Administration for Working to Restore Health Care Protections Against Religiously Motivated Discrimination

Washington, D.C.—Today, American Atheists applauded the Biden Administration’s release of proposed regulations restoring nondiscrimination protections in health care included in the Affordable Care Act. ...

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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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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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American Atheists Highlights Need for Better Data on Nonreligious Americans and Religious Minorities

Washington, D.C.—Today, the nonreligious advocacy organization, American Atheists, urged the Biden Administration to make federal surveys more inclusive of nonreligious Americans and religious minorities. These comments were in response to a request for information by the Office of Management and Budget....

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American Atheists Expresses Concern About Return of Faith Office to Biden White House

Washington, D.C. — In response to an announcement from the White House that President Joe Biden has signed an executive order reestablishing the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, Nick Fish, president of American Atheists, released the following statement:...

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On Day After Failed Coup, Trump Destroys HHS Nondiscrimination Protections

Washington, D.C.—Today, the church/state watchdog American Atheists denounced the Trump Administration’s latest attack on civil rights, a new regulation that strips vital nondiscrimination protections from Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) grant programs....

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With Homeschooling on the Rise, New Report Spotlights Lack of Regulations to Protect Homeschooled Children from Abuse

Washington, DC—With homeschooling on the rise due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the civil rights watchdog American Atheists is sounding the alarm on the lack of state-level laws protecting homeschooled children from child abuse and educational neglect....

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New Report Forecasts Wave of Christian Nationalist Bills to Hit State Legislatures in 2021

Washington, DC—Today, the religious equality organization American Atheists sounded the alarm on an upcoming wave of Christian nationalist state-level bills in 2021....

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