State Legislation

Atheists: Maine Should End Religious Exemptions for Vaccines

Augusta, ME—This week, American Atheists, on behalf of its constituents in Maine, submitted testimony in support of LD 798. This bill would repeal religious and philosophical exemptions that prevent children from receiving vaccination....

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Atheists: Schools Should Not Be Forced to Display “In God We Trust” Posters

Frankfort, Kentucky—Yesterday, Kentucky Assistant State Director Joshua Buckman’s testified before the State House in opposition to HB 46. This bill “undermines religious liberty by requiring schools to display the national motto ‘In God We Trust’ in schools,” he stated....

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Atheists: Students Deserve Comprehensive Sexual Education

Olympia, Washington—Today, American Atheists, on behalf of its nearly 1,500 constituents in Washington State, submitted testimony supporting SB 5395. This vital measure would require that schools provide comprehensive sexual health education for students in Washington. Currently, 20% of schools in Washington offer no sexual health education or less than one…...

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Atheists: Ban Female Genital Mutilation in Utah

Salt Lake City, UT—Today, American Atheists, on behalf of its more than 600 constituents in Utah, wrote in support of HB 430....

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Atheists Tell Nevada to End Forced Child Marriage

Carson City, NV—American Atheists, on behalf of its constituents in Nevada, wrote in support of AB 139. This bill would end child marriage in Nevada....

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Strengthen Female Genital Mutilation Ban in Tennessee

Nashville, TN—Today, American Atheists, on behalf of its more than 800 constituents in Tennessee, wrote in support of SB 1166. This comprehensive bill will better protect women and girls in Tennessee from the harmful practices known as female genital mutilation (FGM)....

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American Atheists Testifies Against Anti-Atheist Missouri Bill

Jefferson City, MO—Today, Missouri Assistant State Director Eric Wells testified against HB 728. This bill would prevent plaintiffs who stand up for their freedom of religion from bringing cases anonymously, endangering their lives....

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American Atheists Opposes Restricting Abortion Services in Ohio

Columbus, OH—Today, American Atheists, on behalf of its nearly 1,800 constituents in Ohio, testified in opposition to SB 23. This controversial bill would limit access for millions of Ohio women to reproductive health care....

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