Advocates Seek to Remove Antiquated Religious Test Laws

Advocates Seek to Remove Antiquated Religious Test Laws

Written by Don Byrd Article VI of the U.S. Constitution clearly states, “no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.” It is one of the few direct references to religion in our founding...
2015 State RFRA Bill Tracker Archive

2015 State RFRA Bill Tracker Archive

Written by Don Byrd Note: This page is now an archive of the 2015 developments in state RFRA legislation. For information about current state RFRA legislation around the country, see the BJC’s regularly updated State RFRA Tracker. (Please update your bookmarks...
State RFRA Update: Arkansas and Indiana

State RFRA Update: Arkansas and Indiana

Written by Don Byrd Arkansas’ House Judiciary Committee yesterday approved House Bill 1228, the Conscience Protection Act. The bill is actually a version of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), a federal law that prohibits the government from...