State Legislation

ACTION ALERT: We can’t allow the Catholic Church to cover up child abuse

The Catholic Church is once again in the news in for its systemic, repeated sexual abuse of hundreds of Pennsylvania children....

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American Atheists Submits Testimony Supporting Bill Preventing Religiously-Motivated Discrimination in Massachusetts

Boston, MA—On behalf of its more than 1,000 members and supporters in Massachusetts, American Atheists has submitted testimony in support of H 767, a bill that would prevent for-profit business owners from discriminating on the basis of religious belief. ...

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Atheist Groups Denounce Oklahoma’s Discriminatory Adoption and Foster Care Law

Oklahoma City, OK—Five national organizations representing atheists, agnostics, and the religiously unaffiliated—a rapidly growing group comprising of one quarter of Americans—today issued a statement condemning the recently-passed Oklahoma law which permits religiously run adoption agencies to discriminate based on their faith while still receiving taxpayer funding....

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Keep coercive prayer out of public schools!

Baton Rouge, LA—On Tuesday, the Louisiana House Committee on Education will hear two bills which would allow teachers and students to pray together in public schools....

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Tell Louisiana Lawmakers Not to Allow Public School Teachers to Pray with Students

Baton Rouge, LA—Lawmakers in Louisiana are rushing to pass several unconstitutional bills which would allow teachers and students to pray together in public schools....

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Tell Colorado Lawmakers Not to Allow Religious Discrimination in Foster Care and Adoption

The Colorado State Legislature is considering new religious exceptions that would allow state funds to go to adoption and foster care placement agencies that discriminate against would-be parents based the religious beliefs of the agency....

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Kansas: Help us oppose religion-based discrimination in adoption and foster care

Topeka, KS—The Kansas House is considering new religious exceptions that would allow funds to go to adoption and foster care placement agencies that discriminate against potential foster and adoptive parents based the religious beliefs of the agency....

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Oklahoma: Help us oppose religion-based discrimination in adoption and foster care

Oklahoma City, OK—The Oklahoma State Legislature continues to push for new religious exceptions that would allow adoption and foster care placement agencies that receive state funding to discriminate against potential foster and adoptive parents....

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