State Legislation

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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Atheists: Ban Female Genital Mutilation in Massachusetts

Boston, MA—Today, American Atheists, on behalf of its more than 1,000 constituents in MA, wrote in support of H3332/S834. This comprehensive bill would protect women and girls in Massachusetts from the harmful practices known as female genital mutilation (FGM)....

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Atheists: Protect Massachusetts Children from Forced Child Marriage

Boston, MA—Today, American Atheists, writing on behalf of its over 1,000 constituents in Massachusetts, demanded an end to forced child marriage....

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