Politicians, celebrities and CEO’s have spoken out against Indiana’s religious freedom law, saying it will discriminate the LGBT community. Does this bill protect our religious freedom or is it just discriminatory?
Religious Freedom Restoration Act: What You Need to Know
“A furor has erupted over an Indiana law that opponents say could give businesses the right to refuse service to gay people.”
BURWELL, SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, ET A L. v. HOBBY LOBBY STORES, INC.,
“The Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 (RFRA) prohibits the “Government [from] substantially burden[ing] a person’s exercise of religion even if the burden results from a rule of general applicability” unless the Government “demonstrates that application of the burden to the person—(1) is in furtherance of a compelling governmental interest; and (2) is the least restrictive means of furthering that compelling governmental interest.” 42 U. S. C. §§2000bb-1(a), (b). ”
‘Religious Freedom’ or a ‘License to Discriminate’?
“Over the next few days, the Republican-controlled Michigan Senate is expected to vote on a controversial religious freedom law.”
Is It Legal To Discriminate Against LGBT?
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