Arkansas to Consider Religious Opt-Out Rule for Counselors

Arkansas to Consider Religious Opt-Out Rule for Counselors

Written by Don Byrd [UPDATE: The Arkansas Legislative Council voted to send the rule back to subcommittee for further consideration.] The Arkansas State Board of Examiners apparently intended to avoid the controversy surrounding Tennessee’s new conscience rights...
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...