‘Religious Freedom’ or a ‘License to Discriminate’?

Over the next few days, the Republican-controlled Michigan Senate is expected to vote on a controversial religious freedom law, the Pew Charitable Trusts reports.

Critics have dubbed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) a “license to discriminate.” They say the measure would open the door to discrimination, claiming that it would, for example, permit a medical professional who objects to homosexuality for religious reasons to refuse treatment to a gay patient.

The bill’s proponents argue that such scenarios are “hypothetical scare tactics.” After all, they say, the bill was modeled after an existing federal law that has been on the books for more than 20 years.

via ‘Religious Freedom’ or a ‘License to Discriminate’?.

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