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...
UPDATE: Coeur d’Alene Clarifies Law for Wedding Chapel Ministers

UPDATE: Coeur d’Alene Clarifies Law for Wedding Chapel Ministers

Written by Don Byrd Last week, I posted about a lawsuit filed by the owners of a wedding chapel, in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.  Donald and Evelyn Knapp are ordained ministers who were threatened with sanction for violating a local nondiscrimination ordinance if they...
States Considering Religious Conscience Bills

States Considering Religious Conscience Bills

Written by Don Byrd In recent years, a handful of states have wrestled with the rights of vendors like florists, bakeries, and photographers to refuse business for same-sex weddings on religious grounds. In particular, states with strong nondiscrimination statutes...