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Texas School Board Prayers Are Unconstitutional, Says Humanist Group to District Court

Posted July 19, 2016 at 9:02am

“Public school boards should be neutral on religion,” said Roy Speckhardt, executive director of the AHA.

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Louisiana School Fails to Change Pledge of Allegiance Policy, Requires Students to Stand

Posted July 07, 2016 at 9:03am

The AHA strongly criticizes the Lafayette School District for failing to uphold students' First Amendment rights.  

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Missouri Funds Shouldn’t Go to Church Preschool, Humanist Group Tells US Supreme Court

Posted July 06, 2016 at 11:27am

The AHA signs on to an amicus brief in support of Missouri's only issuing state grants to secular organizations.

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Missouri School District’s Religious Field Trips Must Stop, Humanist Group Demands

Posted June 22, 2016 at 2:59pm

The AHA files a motion for summary judgment in its lawsuit against against the Joplin Public School District.

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Fourth Circuit Vacates South Carolina Court Ruling on Prayers at Graduation Ceremonies

Posted June 21, 2016 at 3:02pm

The Fourth Circuit ruling gives humanists their day in court.

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California Will Provide Faith-Free Rehab Programs for Nontheist Parolee

Posted June 20, 2016 at 11:21am

In response to the AHA's demands, a nontheist may now attend secular treatment programs.

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Humanist Poetry Book Recognized as Finalist for Ohio Award

Posted June 15, 2016 at 9:00am

"Once You Had Hands," published by Humanist Press, is nominated for the 2016 Ohioana Book Award in Poetry.

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American Humanists Mourn with LGBTQ Community After Orlando Shooting

Posted June 13, 2016 at 9:28am

"The tragedy in Orlando reminds us of the bigotry that still impacts the LGBTQ community," said Roy Speckhardt.

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California Must Offer a Secular Substance Abuse Program to Nontheist Parolee, Says Humanist Group

Posted June 09, 2016 at 12:00pm

The state is forcing a nontheist parolee to attend a religious treatment program or face jail time.

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Humanist Group Condemns Iowa Governor’s Proclamation Promoting Christian Scripture

Posted June 08, 2016 at 12:19pm

The AHA joins other church/state separation groups opposing a Bible-reading marathon in Iowa.

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