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Tue Mar 31, 2015, 12:09 PM

2. Indeed that was the point of the federal RFRA

 


The federal RFRA was intended as a response to a passel of SCOTUS decisions in which individual claims of religious discrimination - in the individual practice of their religion - were perceived as not having been given enough weight.

The classic one was the federal prisoner who was a member of the Native American Church (or whatever) and who was denied the use of peyote in religious ritual, as indeed the adherents of that faith are otherwise permitted to do.

The point was not - as this recent spate of state laws are intended - to provide license to permit commercial enterprises to hinder the exercise of OTHER people's beliefs by denying them services provided to all on ordinary commercial terms.

The concept has been turned on its head.

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