Colorado Inches Closer to Civil Unions While Christians Cry Intolerance

Colorado lawmakers on Tuesday approved a bill to legalize civil unions for same-sex couples, a historic move that follows years of debate over LGBT rights in the state.

The bill passed in both the Senate and the House, and Gov. John Hickenlooper has said he’ll sign the measure into law. It’s expected to take effect May 1st. A similar bill died last year in the then-Republican-controlled House, but Colorado Democrats made LGBT rights a priority when they regained control of the House in November.

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Atheist Who Wants to Deliver City Council’s Invocation Gets Rejection Letter Because He’s Not Part of a Congregation

For a while now, I’ve been writing about the Christian prayers recited at meetings of the Hamilton County Commissioners (in Tennessee):

Tommy Coleman and Brandon Jones filed a lawsuit against them and the case is still being decided, but in the meantime, Coleman has been trying to deliver one of the invocations: [Read more...]

Last Year, Atheists Raised $430,000 for Cancer Research; Let’s Do Even Better This Year

Last year, more than 150 groups and 20 national partners came together with the Foundation Beyond Belief to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through their Light the Night walk.

We ended up raising a staggering $430,000 for the cause — the most money ever raised by a non-corporate group in its first year with LLS and the fourth most raised by a team last year overall.

Simply incredible. [Read more...]

New Atheist Billboard Campaign in Michigan: Question Everything

The Freethought Association of Northern Michigan just placed the first of five billboards up in the city of Charlevoix:

Some of the other billboard designs (minus the watermarks) that will go up in coming weeks include: [Read more...]

Vatican Buys Europe’s Biggest Gay Bathhouse

The Catholic Church recently bought a $30 million share of real estate in Rome — including the largest gay sauna in Europe.

Have they no shame?! (Wait, don’t answer that.)

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