Press Release Archives for February, 2017

Ohio Senate Bill Would Allow for Marriages by “Secular Celebrants”

February 28, 2017

Following two landmark court victories granting nonreligious couples in Illinois and Indiana the right to have their marriages solemnized by a Secular Celebrant, the Center for Inquiry now applauds the introduction of a bill in the Ohio State Senate by Sen. Michael Skindell that would grant this same right to secular …Full Release »

Reversal of Transgender Students’ Protections “Callous and Spiteful” says Center for Inquiry

February 23, 2017

The Center for Inquiry denounced the announcement by the Trump administration yesterday that it would reverse the guidance issued by the Obama administration requiring that public schools allow transgender students to use the bathroom which corresponded to their gender identity.

As a result of this policy change, …Full Release »

Denmark’s Use of Blasphemy Law Condemned by Center for Inquiry

February 22, 2017

The Center for Inquiry unequivocally condemned the charge of blasphemy brought by Danish prosecutors against a man for burning a copy of the Quran in an online video. CFI blasted the charge as an affront to the fundamental rights to freedom of belief and expression, and called upon Denmark …Full Release »

Annabelle Gurwitch: Being Openly Secular is an “Honorable Way of Living”

February 09, 2017

Bestselling author and actress Annabelle Gurwitch used to hold mystical beliefs about God, but when her son was born with a serious congenital birth defect, she found herself rethinking many of her assumptions about the nature of reality. Today Gurwitch is a nonbeliever, she identifies as a caffeine addicted …Full Release »