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is a 501(c)4 advocacy organization whose purpose is to amplify the diverse and growing voice of the nontheistic community in the United States. Our member organizations are established 501(c)3 nonprofits who serve atheists, agnostics, humanists, freethinkers and other nontheistic Americans. Their purpose in founding the coalition was to formalize a cooperative structure for visible, unified activism to improve the civic situation of citizens with a naturalistic worldview. Learn more about us at secular.org.

State of the States: August 28

State of the States – Your weekly digest on the secular movement in the states.
State Campaigns
The Put Kids First campaign is in full swing as the Secular Coalition’s chapters in campaign states reach out to potential partners to build st…

Presented this week by the American Humanist Association.
Social Security Administration to apply Obergefell retroactively
According to an August 20 press release from Lamda Legal, the nation’s oldest and largest legal organization that works fo…

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State of the States – Your weekly digest on the secular movement in the states. 
Put Kids First
While most state legislatures are out of session, the campaign states for our Put Kids First campaign have been busy at work. Chapter leaders ha…

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Presented this week by the Freedom From Religion Foundation.
Kentucky County Clerk Must Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses
Kim Davis, the County Clerk of Rowan County, Kentucky, decided to stop issuing marriage licenses to anyone in order to avoid issui…

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Washington D.C.– The Secular Coalition for America today released its 2014 Congressional Report Cards for the U.S. House and Senate. After receiving a failing grade last year, Congress’ score continued to decline in 2014.
Members of Congress earned a …

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State of the States – Your weekly digest on the secular movement in the states.
State Campaigns
The Secular Coalition launched the Put Kids First campaign on Tuesday, August 4. Put Kids First is a legislative initiative to re…

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Presented by the American Humanist Association.
Judge Orders Marriage and Writing Bible Verses As Conditions of Probation
In July, an East-Texas Judge offered a reduced sentence to a man charged with assault if he married his girlfriend within 30 day…

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Presented by the American Humanist Association.
Judge Orders Marriage and Writing Bible Verses As Conditions of Probation
In July, an East-Texas Judge offered a reduced sentence to a man charged with assault if he married his girlfriend within 30 day…

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During the August recess, members of Congress hold town hall meetings to directly communicate with their constituents. If there are town hall meetings near you, we highly encourage you to attend and make your voice heard. Too often, legislators remain…

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Presented by the Secular Student Alliance.
Our last update included a brief recap of our 2015 Annual Conference, and we’re happy to say that our 2016 Annual Conference will be July 8-10, 2016 at the Ohio State University. You can keep an eye on …

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