The Religious Freedom Restoration Act (SB 129) is modeled after the 1993 federal RFRA law that was supported by then-Senator Ted Kennedy and signed into law by President Bill Clinton. RFRA protects individuals and business owners from the government forcing them to violate their closely held religious beliefs without a compelling interest in doing so. The federal RFRA was instrumental in the US Supreme Court ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby and thus preventing the federal government from forcing them to pay for abortion-causing drugs. SB 129 is integral to protecting the conscience rights of Georgians and ensuring our religious liberty is upheld.
GRTL supports SB 129.
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