Derek C. Araujo
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.
August 5, 2009
On August 3, CFI filed a Supreme Court brief in the case of Salazar v. Buono.
June 12, 2009
A shocking Obama administration brief defending the "Defense of Marriage Act" embraces outright homophobia
April 7, 2009
Vermont has become the first state to legalize gay marriage through the legislative process. How will the Religious Right react?
April 3, 2009
The Iowa Supreme Court has overturned a ban on gay marriage, despite "junk science" evidence opposed by CFI.
March 30, 2009
Has Carl Sagan been reincarnated in the form of an alcoholic talking dog?
March 26, 2009
In Paris, condoms bearing the Pope's smiling visage are all the rage.
March 17, 2009
The Templeton Foundation awarded Bernard d'Espagnat $1.4 million for speculative musings about science and religion.
March 16, 2009
Egypt and Pakistan are moving in on a UN Human Rights Council resolution that would block criticism of Islam.
March 12, 2009
The Afghan Supreme Court has upheld a 20-year sentence for the "crime" of blasphemy.
February 20, 2009
Virginia GOP Chair Jeff Frederick accused Darwin of racism . . . even though the Darwins were a family of ardent abolitionists.
February 14, 2009
Religious extremists across the globe want to ban Valentine's Day. Secularists ought to claim it.
February 8, 2009
CFI released a position paper criticizing government funding of faith-based programs that President Obama has pledged to expand.
January 31, 2009
The Columbus, Ohio suburb of Whitehall is awash in controversy over a proposal to designate February as “Science Month.”
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