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Humanist Legal Center Files Petition for Writ of Certiorari in Newdow Case

Posted September 27, 2010 at 12:24pm

Today Michael Newdow – a well-known atheist and plaintiff in a legal case that challenges the phrase "So Help Me God" in the presidential oath of office – asked the Supreme Court to consider whether the federal judiciary has the power to halt government-sponsored religious practices at presidential inaugural ceremonies.

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Arizona Shouldn't Use Tax Dollars to Fund Religious Education, Says the American Humanist Association

Posted September 23, 2010 at 10:43am

The American Humanist Association filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court today asking the Court to affirm a lower court's decision that the Arizona statute that permits awarding taxpayer funded scholarships on the basis of religion violates the First Amendment.

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American Humanist Association Speaks out About "Burn a Koran Day" Controversy

Posted September 13, 2010 at 2:49pm

Terry Jones, the once-obscure Florida preacher, reached celebrity status with his painfully ignorant “Burn-a-Koran Day,” and during the uproar the American Humanist Association joined the chorus of condemnation. Like countless others, the AHA found the book-burning antics to be bigoted, ignorant and certain to cause emotional pain if not physical harm. In all respects, Jones was wrong.

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American Humanist Association Calls on Congress to Repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

Posted September 10, 2010 at 11:48am

The American Humanist Association (AHA) today called on Congress to quickly pass legislation to lift the military's ban on openly serving gays and lesbians.

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American Humanist Association Exposes Prejudice in Campaign Ad

Posted September 07, 2010 at 12:13pm

The American Humanist Association (AHA) expressed concern with the religiously motivated attacks on Hawaii’s gubernatorial candidate, Neil Abercrombie. The claims, which declare Abercrombie’s voting record “anti-Christian”, were produced by Island Values, a group comprised of volunteers and supporters of Muffi Hannemann, Abercrombie’s opponent.

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Humanists Decry Stem Cell Research Ruling

Posted August 24, 2010 at 8:30am An injunction by a federal judge has put federally -funded stem cell research on hold, compromising the progress of vital medical breakthroughs, the American Humanist Association (AHA) said today. U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth ruled on Monday that funding of stem cell research violates a federal ban on taxpayer dollars going towards the destruction of embryos.

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Humanists Applaud American Atheists v. Duncan Decision

Posted August 18, 2010 at 12:28pm The American Humanist Association (AHA) expressed enthusiastic approval today of the US Court of Appeal's ruling that a series of crosses memorializing fallen officers along a Utah highway is a constitutional violation, a ruling that is consistent with a friend-of-the-court brief filed by the AHA in the case in 2008. Said the court of the crosses, "We hold that these memorials have the impermissible effect of conveying to the reasonable observer the message that the State prefers or otherwise endorses a certain religion. They therefore violate the Establishment Clause of the federal constitution."

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Humanists Celebrate Proposition 8 Ruling

Posted August 05, 2010 at 9:59am The American Humanist Association (AHA) expressed enthusiastic approval with yesterday's ruling by a federal judge that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional. Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker wrote of the California ban on gay marriage, "Marriage in the United States has always been a civil matter. Civil authorities may permit religious leaders to solemnize marriages but not to determine who may enter or leave a civil marriage."

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Humanists Praise Passage of Fair Sentencing Act

Posted August 04, 2010 at 11:28am Leaders of the American Humanist Association (AHA) expressed approval of President Obama's signing the Fair Sentencing Act into law, significantly reducing the sentencing disparity between crack and powder cocaine.

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Humanists Mourn the Loss of Lloyd Morain

Posted July 15, 2010 at 8:00am The American Humanist Association is saddened to announce the death of former two-time AHA President Lloyd Morain, a prominent businessman, philanthropist and revolutionary innovator of the humanist movement. Morain died yesterday at the age of 93 in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California.

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