Blog Archives for June, 2013

CFI Celebrates Supreme Court’s Rejection of Religiously Motivated Discrimination in Marriage

Michael De Dora — June 26, 2013

Secularist advocacy organization the Center for Inquiry heralded the Supreme Court’s decisions to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act and effectively nullify California’s Proposition 8 as historic and tremendous advances in civil equality that honor the just, secular character of the U.S. Constitution.


Center for Inquiry Experts See Hope, Challenges Ahead in President’s Climate Initiative

Michael De Dora — June 25, 2013

Scientists and policy experts of the Center for Inquiry, a leading science and secularist advocacy group, expressed cautious optimism about measures to combat climate change announced by President Obama in his Georgetown address Tuesday. 

Federal Education Bill Escapes Congressional Markup Without Voucher Amendments

Michael De Dora — June 24, 2013

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act reauthorization bill has escaped U.S. Senate and House education committees free of any amendments to create a federal school voucher program, which would funnel taxpayer dollars intended for the public school system to private and religious schools. 

House Approves Bill to Ban Abortions in U.S. After 20 Weeks

Michael De Dora — June 20, 2013

The U.S. House of Representatives this week approved a bill that would outlaw all abortions in the U.S. after 20 weeks — with rape, incest, and saving the mother from death being the only exceptions.

Tell Your U.S. Representative to Vote “No” on 20-Week Abortion Ban

Michael De Dora — June 18, 2013

The Center for Inquiry urges you to contact your U.S. representative immediately to oppose a bill that would outlaw all abortions in the U.S. after 20 weeks — with rape, incest, and saving the mother from death being the only exceptions.

CFI Joins Fight Against School Voucher Amendments to Education Bill

Michael De Dora — June 13, 2013

The Center for Inquiry, through its Office of Public Policy, has joined dozens of organizations in opposing any amendments to the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act that would create a federal school voucher program.

Advocacy Update—May 2013: Protecting Access to Abortion and Funding for Science Research

Michael De Dora — June 03, 2013

The Center for Inquiry's Office of Public Policy monthly update highlighting some of our recent activity for members and followers.