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Newsline 24 February 2017

This week we announced the names of the six nominees on our shortlist for Secularist of the Year 2017! Tickets are just £40 for our members, and the price includes a drink on arrival and a three course meal.

The event is your chance to meet like-minded secularists, our six wonderful nominees and some of our honorary associates.

We will be celebrating the achievements of secularists from around the world in a diverse range of campaigns. Come along and celebrate their successes with us!

Don't forget, if you aren't a member already, to sign up today!

Washington Supreme Court: Religious beliefs no excuse for a business to discriminate

Washington Supreme Court: Religious beliefs no excuse for a business to discriminate

News | Fri, 24 Feb 2017

The Supreme Court of the state of Washington has unanimously ruled that a florist cannot discriminate against same-sex couples, in a ruling welcomed by American secularists.

Jasvinder Sanghera: I ran away to escape a forced marriage

Jasvinder Sanghera: I ran away to escape a forced marriage

Jasvinder Sanghera was locked in a room by her parents when she was 16, when she refused to marry the man they had chosen for her. Here she describes how she escaped with the help of a secret boyfriend - but lost all contact with her family as a result.

NSS Speaks Out

Our call to reduce the size of the House of Lords by removing the Bishops' Bench was reported by Premier Christian Radio. Our vice president Alistair McBay was quoted in the Inverness Courier on the power of the churches over Scottish schools – even while church attendance collapses.

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