Statements

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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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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