Kelvin Cochran was fired this month as Atlanta's fire chief for giving co-workers copies of his Christian self-help book, which is critical of homosexuality.
WASHINGTON — Instances where business owners and other individuals have been sued or threatened with legal action for not accommodating same-sex “married” couples are motivating some lawmakers and legal analysts to call for new state laws to protect religious liberties.
As of mid-January, at least 19 states had passed their own versions of the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act, and several other state legislatures are considering similar bills this year.
“I see this as a shield for religious liberty. That’s why I filed the bill. Anything we can do to further protect the First Amendment and religious liberty is the goal,” said Indiana state Sen. Scott Schneider, R-Indianapolis, who...READ MORE