If the Iowa bill becomes law, when a person’s free exercise of religion is burdened by state action, he or she may cite the act as a defense in a judicial or administrative proceeding.
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COMMENTARY: At no point in the recent history of the United States has our freedom of religious belief looked so fragile — and this despite the fact that the Trump administration has shown an unusually strong commitment to preserving that freedom.
The regulations seek to ensure that federal government social service programs are administered in line with the First Amendment and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, so that religious groups are not barred simply on account of their religious status.
The law remains a key standard for judging free-exercise claims.
NEWS ANALYSIS: Experts weigh how the consolidation of these cases could impact the outcome of lawsuits filed by religious nonprofits.
The Kentucky county clerk was freed Sept. 8, but she could face further sanctions if she continues to follow her conscience by declining to issue marriage certificates to same-sex couples.
According to the sisters’ mother provincial, the court decision requires them to make an impossible choice ‘between our care for the elderly poor and our faith.’
COMMENTARY: What Indiana’s latest legislation means — and what it doesn’t.