Arkansas Legislature Passes Ten Commandments Bill

Arkansas Legislature Passes Ten Commandments Bill

Written by Don Byrd [UPDATE 4/8: Governor Asa Hutchinson has signed the bill into law. Associated Press reports.] While everyone was paying attention to the Arkansas legislature for its Religious Freedom Restoration Act bill (which was signed into law yesterday), yet...
Updates on Arkansas, Indiana RFRA Legislation

Updates on Arkansas, Indiana RFRA Legislation

Written by Don Byrd Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson yesterday announced he would veto a Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) bill passed this week by the state legislature because it does not sufficiently mirror the federal law of the same name. Concerns that the...
Arkansas Legislature Sends RFRA Bill to Governor

Arkansas Legislature Sends RFRA Bill to Governor

Written by Don Byrd The Arkansas House of Representatives today approved all three Senate amendments to HB 1228, a version of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), sending the measure to the Governor for his signature. The vote comes amid a firestorm of...
Arkansas Senate Committee Advances Ten Commandments Monument Bill

Arkansas Senate Committee Advances Ten Commandments Monument Bill

Written by Don Byrd Most states are in the thick of their legislative sessions, and while most religious liberty attention is on the wave of Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) bills currently under consideration, other laws with church-state implications are...