Press Release Archives for July, 2016

Center for Inquiry Condemns Anti-Atheist Bigotry from DNC Staffer

July 25, 2016

We found it appalling that anyone within the Democratic National Committee would casually suggest attacking a candidate for their alleged atheism. Entertaining such a cynical and bigoted line of attack violates any number of basic American principles: It presumes a religious test for holding office, something expressly prohibited …Full Release »

CFI Files Federal Suit in Illinois to Allow Secular Celebrants to Solemnize Marriages

July 22, 2016

Challenging the constitutionality of religious privilege in Illinois marriage law, the Center for Inquiry filed suit today in federal court to ensure that nonreligious residents can have their marriages solemnized by a secular celebrant that shares their worldview and values. Currently, only religious officials and select government employees may …Full Release »

CFI Tells Supreme Court: Church Facilities Must Not Be Funded By Taxpayer Dollars

July 06, 2016

The Center for Inquiry yesterday joined with our friends and allies to submit an amicus brief to the Supreme Court yesterday in the case of Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Pauley. The brief can be found here.

Trinity Lutheran represents the latest attempt by …Full Release »