Statements

Atheists: Religion No Excuse to Hold off on Federal LGBTQ Protections

Cranford, NJ—American Atheists praised the reintroduction today of the Equality Act. This bill would add sexual orientation and gender identity to existing federal nondiscrimination laws, which already include categories such as race, religion, and sex. “The lack of clear federal protections for LGBTQ people fails to protect millions of Americans…...

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Atheists: Taxpayers Should Not Be Forced to Fund Religious Worship

Cranford, NJ—Today, Americans Atheists applauded the Supreme Court’s decision to decline review of Freedom From Religion Foundation v. Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders....

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American Atheists Applauds the Do No Harm Act

Cranford, NJ—Today, American Atheists thanked Rep. Joe Kennedy, Rep. Bobby Scott, and Sen. Kamala Harris for reintroducing the Do No Harm Act in the House and the Senate....

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American Atheists Condemns Diversion of Title X Funding to Religious Organizations

Cranford, NJ—Today, American Atheists denounced the Trump administration’s “Domestic Gag Rule” as unconstitutional and dangerous. Not only does the rule ban providers funded by Title X from providing abortions, it also prevents them from even talking about abortion or referring patients to other doctors for abortion care. This rule essentially…...

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American Atheists and 42 National Organizations Unite to Fight Christian Supremacy

Cranford, NJ—Last week, American Atheists and 42 other national organizations joined together to oppose Project Blitz, a coordinated national campaign to enshrine Christian nationalism in state laws across the United States....

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Trump Administration Prioritizes Religious Dogma Over Child Well-being

Cranford, NJ—In response to a Trump administration decision allowing federal tax dollars to be used by a South Carolina adoption agency that discriminates against prospective parents on the basis of religion, American Atheists president Nick Fish released the following statement....

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American Atheists Opposes William Barr’s Nomination as U.S. AG

Washington DC—American Atheists joined with the Secular Coalition for America, the Freedom From Religion Foundation, and the Center for Inquiry to urge the Senate Judiciary Committee to reject the nomination of William Barr as the United States Attorney General....

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Atheists: The Trump Administration Must Allow Obamacare Insurers to Cover Abortion

Washington DC—Last week, American Atheists submitted comments to the Department of Health and Human Services opposing the Trump administration’s proposed rule that would deprive Affordable Care Act (ACA) consumers of access to abortion....

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