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February 25, 2020

This article originally appeared in the March/April 2020 issue of the Humanist magazine.

If Religious Preference Is a Violation of the Constitution, What Are Humanists Doing about It?

“Does it violate the Religion Clauses or Equal Protection Clause of the United States Constitution to invalidate a generally available and...

February 3, 2020

The American Humanist Association's adjunct organization, the Humanist Legal Society, hosted a lunch event on Monday, January 13, 2020 in the National Press Club's First Amendment Lounge. A panel of three speakers including constitutional law professor Caroline Mala Corbin, Americans United for Separation of Church and...

October 28, 2019

For Immediate Release

Contact:

Sarah Henry, (202) 238-9088 ext. 105, shenry@americanhumanist.org

(October 28, 2019, Washington, D.C.) – Attorneys at the American Humanist Association (AHA) have joined with other organizational legal teams to submit an amicus brief in support of adoption services free from religious discri...

October 17, 2019

For Immediate Release

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Sarah Henry, (202) 238-9088, shenry@americanhumanist.org

(Washington, D.C., October 17, 2019) – Impressionable first grade students will no longer be attending a Christian play at a private Christian college after the American Humanist Association (AHA) legal team raised constitutional conce...

October 15, 2019

For Immediate Release

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Sarah Henry, (202) 238-9088, shenry@americanhumanist.org

(Washington, D.C., October 15, 2019) – Incarcerated humanists at Nash Correctional Institution, in Nashville, NC, just attended the facility’s first ever humanist meeting. This victory has been a long-fought battle.

After the North Caro...

October 14, 2019

For Immediate Release

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Sarah Henry, (202) 238-9088, shenry@americanhumanist.org

(Washington, D.C., October 14, 2019) – Attorneys at the American Humanist Association (AHA) sent a letter late Friday to officials at the Cherokee Community School District in Cherokee, Iowa, on behalf of a parent of a local first grad...

October 10, 2019

For Immediate Release

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Sarah Henry, (202) 238-9088, shenry@americanhumanist.org

(Washington, D.C., October 10, 2019) – The American Humanist Association (AHA) legal team just admonished leaders at the Bay St. Louis-Waveland School District in southern Mississippi after repeated constitutional violations.

These egre...

October 8, 2019

This article originally appeared on TheHumanist.com.

Today, in what will surely be one of the most discussed days of the 2019 term, the Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments in three cases concerning the scope of Title VII’s prohibition against workplace discrimination “because of the individual’s . . . sex.” (42 U.S....

October 4, 2019

For Immediate Release

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Sarah Henry, shenry@americanhumanist.org, (202) 238-9088

(Washington, D.C., October 4, 2019) – Humanist and nontheist activists across Kentucky have joined with attorneys at the American Humanist Association in a warning letter following Governor Matthew Bevin’s (R) blatant Christian prosely...

October 3, 2019

For Immediate Release

Contact:

Sarah Henry, (202) 238-9088, shenry@americanhumanist.org

(Washington, D.C., October 3, 2019) – The American Humanist Association received written assurances yesterday from the Manhattan Beach Unified School District in response to a warning letter sent to district administrators more than tw...

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