State Legislation

American Atheists Warns States about “In God We Trust” Posters as Religious Propaganda

Cranford, NJ—Today, American Atheists submitted testimony opposing two “In God We Trust” display bills. Kentucky’s HB 46 and Indiana’s SB 373 would trample religious liberty by forcing public schools to display this Judeo-Christian language....

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American Atheists Opposes Colorado License-to-Discriminate Bill

Denver, CO—Last week, American Atheists, representing over 1,000 constituents in Colorado, wrote in opposition to HB 1140. This controversial bill would, under the pretext of religious freedom, exempt individuals and organizations from Colorado’s nondiscrimination legislation. They could then legally discriminate against atheists, LGBTQ people, and religious minorities—in some cases with…...

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Atheists: End Faith Healing Exemptions in Washington State

Updated: 2/20/2019 Olympia, Washington—American Atheists, on behalf of its nearly 1,500 constituents in Washington, submitted testimony supporting HB 1376 and SB 5749. These bills would protect children by allowing the government to prevent and prosecute medical neglect....

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American Atheists Tells Nebraska to Ban Conversion Therapy

Lincoln, Nebraska—Today, American Atheists and Nebraska Secular Democrats submitted testimony supporting LB167. This bill would protect young LGBTQ Nebraskans from harmful conversion therapy....

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Atheists: Washington State’s Proposed FGM Ban Too Weak

Olympia, WA—Last week, American Atheists, on behalf of its nearly 1,500 constituents in Washington State, wrote to provide testimony regarding SB 5257. This bill is supposed to protect women and girls from harmful female genital mutilation (FGM) by prohibiting licensed health professionals to engage in such practices....

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Atheists Oppose Mandatory Bible Electives in Virginia Public Schools

Richmond, VA—American Atheists, on behalf of its nearly 1,500 constituents in Virginia, wrote to express serious concern over SB 1502. This bill would require every public high school to offer an elective course on the Christian Bible or Hebrew Scriptures....

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Atheists Submit Testimony Supporting Religion-Free Sex Ed in Colorado

Denver, CO—Today, American Atheists, on behalf of its more than 1,000 constituents in Colorado, supported HB 1032, the Colorado Youth Wellness Act. This vital measure prevents schools from providing misinformation to students based on religious doctrine....

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Atheists: Ban Female Genital Mutilation in Hawaii

Honolulu, HI—American Atheists, on behalf of its constituents in Hawaii, provided testimony supporting HB 132. This bill would prohibit female genital mutilation in HI....

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