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Last week, the United States Department of Health and Human Services adopted eight new women’s services to receive mandatory coverage under private insurance policies. These services include well-woman visits, gestational diabetes screenings, domestic violence screenings, and all FDA-approved birth control methods.
Leadership at the American Humanist Association celebrated yesterday after a federal judge ruled in favor of the United Coalition of Reason (UnitedCoR), who had been denied advertising space for an ad reading, “Are you good without God? Millions are.”
AHA Files Supreme Court Amicus Brief Opposing Employment Discrimination Law Exemption for Religious OrganizationsPosted August 08, 2011 at 12:29pm
The Appignani Humanist Legal Center has filed an amicus curiae brief on behalf of the American Humanist Association and other allied organizations with the Supreme Court of the United States. The Court is hearing an appeal of a case that turns on the question of whether religious organizations have a constitutional right to discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age or disability in violation of employment laws.
Great news! Yesterday, White House spokesman Jay Carney told White House reporters that President Obama fully supports the Respect for Marriage Act, and the administration would no longer uphold the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), a bill which limits the legal definition of marriage to a union between one man and one woman, in a court of law.
Leadership at the American Humanist Association expressed disappointment with the Georgia Department of Revenue today for its selection of a new license plate design that may include the option of purchasing a sticker with the words “In God We Trust” for an extra $1. The Georgia Department of Revenue recently held a contest in which Georgia citizens submitted and voted on new state license plate designs, with all three finalists including the phrase “In God We Trust" in the images.
Today, on the International Day Against Stoning, the American Humanist Association is raising awareness of the brutal practice of stoning and demanding the end of stoning as a form of punishment around the world.
The Appignani Humanist Legal Center has filed an amicus curiae brief on behalf of the American Humanist Association and the Secular Student Alliance with the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, which is hearing an appeal of a case challenging the issuance of academic credit for religious classes taught as part of the "released-time" program in Spartanburg, South Carolina's public schools, as a violation of the separation of church and state.
(June 27, 2011, Washington D.C.)I am writing regarding the controversy over your network airing a version of the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag that did not include the wording “under God.” Based on news accounts, it appears that certain religious conservatives are overreacting to your network’s actions, bombarding your network with telephone and email complaints even though your network has already apologized for the incident. I would like to convey the sentiments of millions of other Americans who, while less vocal about the issue, should be heard.
In 2002, President Bush implemented Executive Order 13279, a policy allowing faith-based organizations receiving federal funding to hire and fire employees on the basis of religion. While on the campaign trail in 2008, President Obama vowed to reform the faith-based initiative to prevent this form of discrimination, but has yet to make good on this promise.
(June 3, 2010, Washington D.C.) Today, leadership at the American Humanist Association mourned the death of Dr. Jack Kevorkian, a physician, humanitarian, and brazen advocate for end-of life choice. Dr. Kevorkian was given the Humanist Hero Award by the American Humanist Association in 1994.