State Legislation

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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American Atheists Submits Testimony Urging Ohio Lawmakers to Limit Religious Exemptions from Vaccinations

Columbus, OH—American Atheists, on behalf of its more than 1,200 constituents in Ohio, has submitted testimony urging Ohio lawmakers to amend HB 559, a bill related to vaccination requirements for students to attend public schools, to eliminate religious exemptions from mandatory immunizations for children attending Ohio schools. ...

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American Atheists Submits Testimony Supporting Bill Protecting Californians from Misleading Conversion Therapy

Sacramento, CA—On behalf of its constituents in California, American Atheists has submitted testimony in support of AB 2943, a bill that would protect Californians from unfair business practices related to the dangerous practice of “conversion therapy,” a typically religious-based attempt to change one’s sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression....

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American Atheists Submits Testimony Opposing Discriminatory Adoption Law in Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK—On behalf of its constituents in Oklahoma, American Atheists member and treasurer of Oklahoma Atheists, Meaghan Newman, delivered testimony in opposition to SB 1140, a bill that would harm at-risk young people and allow discrimination on foster care and adoption placement under the guise of “religious freedom.”...

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Oklahomans: Tell Your State Reps You Oppose Religious Discrimination in Foster Care

Oklahoma City, OK—The Oklahoma State Legislature is considering new religious exceptions (SB 1140) that would allow adoption and foster care placement agencies that receive state funding to discriminate against potential foster and adoptive parents based upon their religious beliefs. For example, this bill would allow adoption and foster care placement…...

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American Atheists Submits Testimony Urging Iowa Legislators to Reject Discriminatory Campus Bill

Des Moines, IA—American Atheists has submitted testimony on behalf of its Iowa constituents opposing Iowa’s SF 2344, the so-called “Campus Free Speech Act,” a proposal that would gut anti-discrimination protections on Iowa’ public college and university campuses. The bill would require the funding of campus clubs and organizations that discriminate…...

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American Atheists Submits Testimony Opposing Alabama Constitutional Amendment Allowing Ten Commandments

Montgomery, AL—On behalf of its constituents in Alabama, American Atheists submitted testimony opposing HB 144 and SB 181, bills that would seek to amend the Alabama Constitution to ostensibly allow Ten Commandments monuments to be placed on public land. These measures, however, would not change the fact that such monuments…...

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