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Trump Administration Justifies Throwing Trans People Out of Shelters with Religion

Washington, D.C.—Today, the civil rights organization American Atheists condemned the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s proposed rule that would exclude transgender people from taxpayer funded shelters—all in the name of a distorted, discriminatory interpretation of religious freedom....

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Trump Administration’s Church Bailouts Cost Taxpayers $6-10 Billion, American Atheists Reveals

Washington,D.C.—Today, the religious equality watchdog organization American Atheists announced that the Trump Administration has spent at least $6 to $10 billion unconstitutionally bailing out houses of worship under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) run by the Small Business Administration (SBA)....

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Atheists: Supreme Court Abortion Ruling is “A Victory for Religious Freedom”

Washington, D.C.—Today, the Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision upheld abortion rights, striking down the Louisiana law that requires doctors who provide abortion care to have admitting rights at nearby hospitals....

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DeVos Forces Schools Districts to Divert Public School Dollars to Private Religious Schools

Washington, D.C.—Today, Secretary Betsy DeVos’s announced that the Department of Education will force local school districts to redirect a portion of federal funding intended to help deal with the Covid-19 pandemic from public schools to private, religious schools....

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Trump Administration Not to Provide Full Transparency on Church Bailouts, American Atheists’ Investigation Continues

In response to the Trump Administration’s decision to provide only limited disclosure on the church bailouts under the nearly $700 billion Paycheck Protection Program, Nick Fish, president of American Atheists, released the following statement:...

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American Atheists Praises Pro-LGBTQ Supreme Court Decision, But Fight for Full Equality Continues

Cranford, NJ—Today, the Supreme Court ruled in a 6–3 decision that LGBTQ workers are protected from discrimination by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964....

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Tell Governor Lee Not to Force School Boards to Promote Religious Indoctrination

Tennessee lawmakers just passed a bill trying to force public schools to promote religion. This extreme bill (HB 2542/SB 2473) requires that schools allow students to leave class for an hour each day for religious instruction....

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Statement from American Atheists President on Nationwide Protests

Cranford, NJ—In response to the murder of George Floyd, the protests that have followed, and the increasingly aggressive response by police forces across the nation, American Atheists president Nick Fish released the following statement:...

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