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Derek C. Araujo

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Derek C. Araujo is Vice President and General Counsel of the Center for Inquiry, director of CFI's legal programs, and CFI's Representative to the United Nations. He graduated from Harvard College with an A.B. in physics, and earned a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School, where he served as a Senior Editor of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. During his college years, he was the founding President of the Campus Freethought Alliance (now CFI On Campus) and of the Harvard Secular Society.

CFI Files Supreme Court Brief in Religious Display Case

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
August 5, 2009
On August 3, CFI filed a Supreme Court brief in the case of Salazar v. Buono.

In Court Brief, Obama Admin Endorses Homophobia, Denigrates Gay Rights

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
June 12, 2009
A shocking Obama administration brief defending the "Defense of Marriage Act" embraces outright homophobia

Vermont Legislature Votes Overwhelmingly in Favor of Gay Marriage

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
April 7, 2009
Vermont has become the first state to legalize gay marriage through the legislative process. How will the Religious Right react?

Iowa Supreme Court Overturns Gay Marriage Ban; Junk Science Opposed by CFI Proves Uncompelling

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
April 3, 2009
The Iowa Supreme Court has overturned a ban on gay marriage, despite "junk science" evidence opposed by CFI.

Seth McFarlane’s “Family Guy” Embraces Secular Humanism

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
March 30, 2009
Has Carl Sagan been reincarnated in the form of an alcoholic talking dog?

Benedict XVI Condoms Explode Over Paris

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
March 26, 2009
In Paris, condoms bearing the Pope's smiling visage are all the rage.

2009 Templeton Award goes to physicist/philosopher for proving . . . um, what?

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
March 17, 2009
The Templeton Foundation awarded Bernard d'Espagnat $1.4 million for speculative musings about science and religion.

Egypt and Pakistan Push UN Resolution on “Anti-Muslim” Speech

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
March 16, 2009
Egypt and Pakistan are moving in on a UN Human Rights Council resolution that would block criticism of Islam.

Afghan Court Upholds Student Journalist’s 20-Year Sentence for Blasphemy

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
March 12, 2009
The Afghan Supreme Court has upheld a 20-year sentence for the "crime" of blasphemy.

Virginia GOP Chair Insults Darwin on his Birthday

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
February 20, 2009
Virginia GOP Chair Jeff Frederick accused Darwin of racism . . . even though the Darwins were a family of ardent abolitionists.

Ultra-Religionists Around the World Oppose Valentine’s Day

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
February 14, 2009
Religious extremists across the globe want to ban Valentine's Day. Secularists ought to claim it.

CFI Releases Position Paper Criticizing Faith-Based Initiatives

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
February 8, 2009
CFI released a position paper criticizing government funding of faith-based programs that President Obama has pledged to expand.

Monkey Business over Ohio City’s Proposed “Science Month”

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
January 31, 2009
The Columbus, Ohio suburb of Whitehall is awash in controversy over a proposal to designate February as “Science Month.”

Long-Settled Evolution “Debate” Rages in Texas, Louisiana

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
January 22, 2009

Obama’s First Day: A Religious Right Roundup

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
January 21, 2009

Change Comes to WhiteHouse.gov; Faith-Based Initiatives Out, Gay Rights In

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
January 21, 2009

Court Rules that White House Must Reveal Visits by Religious Right Leaders

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
January 17, 2009

Bush Declares “National Sanctity of Human Life Day”

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
January 16, 2009

Court Denies Preliminary Injunction in Newdow Suit

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
January 16, 2009

Defendants File Answers in Newdow Inauguration Lawsuit

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
January 11, 2009

Mississippi Bill Targets Biology Books

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
January 10, 2009

State Attorneys General Oppose Challenge to Inauguration Ceremony

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
January 9, 2009

Should Nonbelievers Challenge Inaugural Oath and Invocation?

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
December 31, 2008

Evangelical Lobbyist Resigns Amid Civil Unions Flap

Free Thinking (centerforinquiry.net)
December 19, 2008

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