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Humanist Group Applauds South Carolina School District for Halting Religious Fundraising

Posted December 18, 2014 at 10:43am

The Appignani Humanist Legal Center defends the rights of elementary school students.

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Louisiana School Makes Assurances that Students May Sit Out the Pledge of Allegiance

Posted December 15, 2014 at 12:57pm

A high school principal threatens students who sit out the Pledge; the school district says it won't happen again.

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School District Relents After Threatening Students with Punishment for Sitting Out Pledge of Allegiance

Posted December 09, 2014 at 1:44pm

Thanks to a letter from the Appignani Humanist Legal Center, an atheist student may sit out the Pledge.

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Humanist Group Denounces Public School for Promoting Religious, Abstinence-Only Program

Posted December 09, 2014 at 1:21pm

A concerned parent contacted the Appignani Humanist Legal Center about a public school promoting "purity" culture.

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Minnesota Public School Halts Religious Field Trips

Posted December 08, 2014 at 4:53pm

Thanks to the Appignani Humanist Legal Center, this year a public school will support a nonreligious charity.

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School District Relents, Allows Student to Sit Out the Pledge of Allegiance

Posted December 02, 2014 at 12:54pm

Another victory in the American Humanist Association's boycott to have "under God" removed from the Pledge!

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Special Education Student Permitted to Sit During Pledge of Allegiance

Posted December 02, 2014 at 11:30am

Thanks to the AHA, a special education student, who is also an atheist, in a private school can sit out the Pledge.

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Humanist Group Sues Georgia School District for Promoting Religion

Posted December 02, 2014 at 9:07am

A public school district's numerous violations of the Establishment Clause prompt AHA to take action.

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Humanist Group Sues Ocala Police Department for Promoting Prayer

Posted November 25, 2014 at 3:45pm

The Appignani Humanist Legal Center takes action against a police department violating the Establishment Clause.

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County Courthouse Can’t Exclusively Display Christian Crèche, Says Humanist Group

Posted November 24, 2014 at 2:12pm

A Texas courthouse won't permit a humanist HumanLight display, but they will allow a Christian nativity scene.

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