Maine Senate Rejects Religious Freedom Bill

Maine Senate Rejects Religious Freedom Bill

Written by Don Byrd By a 19-16 margin, the State Senate in Maine today rejected a bill that would have prohibited the state government from placing any burden on religious exercise unless required to achieve a compelling government interest. Similar to the federal...
Maine Judiciary Committee Rejects RFRA Proposal

Maine Judiciary Committee Rejects RFRA Proposal

Written by Don Byrd Late last year, I posted about a proposal by a Maine legislator to adopt a state version of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, as many other states have done. Earlier today, however, the state legislature’s Judiciary Committee rejected...
Maine RFRA Bill Under Scrutiny

Maine RFRA Bill Under Scrutiny

Written by Don Byrd Proposed legislation in Maine would make the state the 18th (or so, depending on how you count) in the nation to enact a Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Such laws prohibit the state from burdening a person’s religious exercise unless a...