Public Policy

$350 Billion Relief Fund Is For Businesses, Not Unaccountable Churches

Washington, D.C.—Today, American Atheists, joined by seven civil rights and religious freedom organizations, provided guidance to the Small Business Administration (SBA) on ensuring that funding programs created by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act are administered constitutionally. ...

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Atheists Oppose Rolling Back Housing Protections for Nonbelievers and Minorities

Washington, D.C.—Today, American Atheists submitted comments to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, opposing the rollback of religious freedom protections for atheists, women, LGBTQ people, and other groups....

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End Blasphemy Laws Internationally

Washington, D.C.–Today, American Atheists submitted testimony in support of House Resolution 512, which calls for the global repeal of blasphemy, heresy, and apostasy laws....

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Trump Admin Strips Discrimination Protections from Federally-Funded Religious Programs

Washington, D.C.—Today, American Atheists denounced the Trump Administration’s proposal to strip discrimination protections from Americans receiving taxpayer-funded services from religious providers....

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Nearly Half of U.S. States Fail to Protect Religious Equality, American Atheists’ Report Finds

Washington, D.C.—Today, American Atheists released the 2019 State of the Secular States report. By assessing more than 40 categories of statewide laws and policy measures affecting religious equality in all 50 states, Washington DC, and Puerto Rico, this study represents the most comprehensive analysis on the subject. The 2019 State of…...

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Department of Education Proposed Data Collection Rules May Put Atheist Students at Risk

Washington, D.C.—Today, in order to avoid an increase in anti-atheist bullying, American Atheists offered improvements to the U.S. Department of Education’s proposal to collect religious bullying data....

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American Atheists Opposes HUD’s Plan to Rollback Housing Protections for Nonreligious Americans

Cranford, NJ—On Tuesday, American Atheists submitted comments opposing a proposed rule by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that would rollback housing civil rights protections for atheists, religious minorities, people of color, and other minority groups....

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American Atheists Opposes Employment Discrimination in the Name of Religion

Washington, D.C.—Today, American Atheists submitted testimony opposing the U.S. Department of Labor’s proposal to greatly expand the number of federal contractors who can claim religious exemptions, as well as the scope of those exemptions....

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