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Michigan’s marriage law unfair to non-religious, lawsuit says

The Center for Inquiry has filed a federal lawsuit to allow non-religious celebrants solemnize marriage.

Go Ahead And Break The Law, Ky. Governor Tells Pastors | Americans United

“There is no reason to fear it; there is no reason to be silent,” Bevin claimed. “And that we have been exhorted and encouraged to have this boldness and this spirit, to be unapologetic, and I would encourage you to do it.”

Tennessee governor vetoes law christening Bible as official book | Reuters

The governor of Tennessee vetoed legislation on Thursday that would have made the Christian Bible the state’s official book, saying it would violate the U.S. Constitution, but lawmakers vowed to hold a vote to overrule his decision.

Why Ireland must get rid of its disgraceful blasphemy law | Media | The Guardian

A woman is facing execution in Pakistan, a country which cites the Irish constitution’s prohibition on insulting religion as ‘best practice’

The Forum – A New Problem of Evil

Stephen Law explains his challenge for theists.

Louisiana child law violates priest’s religious freedom, judge rules | NOLA.com

A Louisiana judge has struck down a state requirement that clergy members report suspected child abuse even if they learn about it during a private confessional.

West Virginia Republicans Push For A Law Making Any Crime Committed For Jesus Legal | If You Only News

West Virginia Republicans are trying to squeeze a new through the state legislature that would literally eliminate laws if you can prove Jesus made you do it. That’s right, if they get their way, you’ll be able to cook meth, rob people, rape, pillage and murder if you can show that your religious beliefs, or more specifically your Christian beliefs, not only allow it but require it.

Judge rules Government broke the law in excluding Humanism from school curriculum – British Humanist Association

Judge rules Government broke the law in excluding Humanism from school curriculum – British Humanist Association

Atheists want law removed that bars them from office

The 30-year-old Hermitage woman came out as an atheist almost a year ago and is adding her voice to a national push to take provisions that discriminate against nonbelievers off the books. The effort is spearheaded by Openly Secular, which issued a report late last year finding that eight states, including Tennessee, had similar language in their constitutions.