State Legislation

Arizona Lawmakers to Give Religious Extremists $3 Million to Deceive Vulnerable Women

Phoenix, AZ–Today, the national religious equality watchdog organization American Atheists and the Secular Coalition for Arizona spoke out against SB 1328/HB 2388, which would give $3 million to religious “crisis pregnancy centers” (CPCs)....

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Atheists: New Hampshire Must Keep Religious Indoctrination out of Public Schools

Concord, NH–Today, American Atheists submitted testimony to support repealing an unconstitutional statue that authorizes recitation of the Lord’s Prayer in public schools....

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Religion is No Excuse to Discriminate Against LGBTQ Virginians

Richmond, VA–Today, American Atheists submitted testimony in support of the Virginia Values Act. This bipartisan legislation would protect Virginians from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity....

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Atheists: End Conversion Therapy in Virginia

Richmond, VA–Today, American Atheists submitted testimony supporting HB 386, a bill that would protect young LGBTQ Virginians from harmful conversion therapy....

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Atheist: Florida’s “Moment of Silence” Bill Encourages Teachers to Proselytize

Tallahassee, FL—Today, American Atheists’ Florida Assistant State Director Devon Graham testified in opposition to S946, a bill that would force public school teachers to lead students in a moment of silence at the start of every school day....

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Virginia Should Remove Unconstitutional Restrictions on Abortion

Richmond, VA–Today, American Atheists and its Virginia affiliate organizations Southeastern Virginia Atheists, Skeptics, and Humanists (SEVASH) and Beltway Atheists submitted testimony supporting the Reproductive Health Protection Act....

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Atheists Tell New Jersey to End Religious Exemptions from Vaccination Requirements

Trenton, NJ—Today, American Atheists’ President Nick Fish delivered testimony urging the NJ Senate Committee on Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens to amend a bill (S2173) to remove religious exemptions from public school immunization requirements....

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Atheists: The Virgin Islands Must Protect Children from Forced Marriage

Charlotte Amalie, U.S.V.I—Today, the Legislature of the Virgin Island held a hearing on Bill 33-0109, legislation that would prevent forced child marriage. To help put an end to this dangerous religious practice, we submitted testimony in support of this important bill....

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