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Atheists: The Every Child Deserves a Family Act would End Taxpayer-Funded Discrimination in Adoption and Foster Care

Washington, DC—Today, American Atheists praised the introduction of the Every Child Deserves a Family Act (H.R. 3114). This bipartisan bill would stop federally funded adoption and foster care placement agencies from discriminating against children, adoptive parents, and families nationwide....

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Alabama’s “Bible Class” Bill as Brazenly Unconstitutional as Abortion Ban

Montgomery, AL—Alabama’s “Bible class” bill is as much of a challenge to established law as the state’s controversial abortion ban, American Atheists announced today. Alabama’s so-called “Bible literacy” bill (SB 14), which passed the House on Thursday, is unconstitutional on numerous grounds. SB 14 encourages teachers to discuss the Bible…...

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Atheists: Proposed HHS Rule Change Will Cost Lives

Washington, DC—Today, the Department of Health and Human Services announced a proposed change to rules governing Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act that would roll back non-discrimination protections for transgender and gender nonconforming patients, as well as pregnant women and non-English speakers....

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Proposed HHS “Religious Freedom” Complaint Form Lumps Together Victims of Discrimination and Perpetrators

Washington, DC—Last Friday, American Atheists submitted comments to the Department of Health and Human Services urging them to withdraw “confusing” and “overly burdensome” proposed changes to its civil rights complaint form. American Atheists condemns the changes because they conflate discrimination against patients and religiously motivated denial of service by healthcare…...

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American Atheists Condemns HHS for Putting Religion Ahead of Health Care

Cranford, NJ—Today, American Atheists denounced a new “conscience rule” released by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This final rule, which will now go into effect, allows health care providers, including hospitals and pharmacies, to deny treatment on the basis of religious disapproval....

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American Atheists: Defund Abstinence-Only Sex Ed Programs

Washington, DC—Yesterday, American Atheists submitted comments opposing the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s proposal to collect data on abstinence-only sex education. American Atheists takes issue with this data collection, since its purpose is to promote the religiously inspired form of sexual education now known as sexual risk avoidance…...

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American Atheists Submits Testimony Supporting the Equality Act

Washington, D.C.—Today, American Atheists submitted testimony in support of the Equality Act for the hearing held by the U.S. House Judiciary Committee....

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American Atheists Statement in Response to Christchurch, New Zealand Mosque Attack 

Cranford, NJ—Today, American Atheists President Nick Fish released the following statement regarding the mass shooting that claimed the lives of 49 people and injured dozens more in two Christchurch, New Zealand, mosques:...

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