Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate on Feb. 28 reintroduced legislation that will provide critical protections for religious freedom.
The Do No Harm Act--introduced by U.S. Reps. Joe Kennedy III (D-Mass.) and Bobby Scott (D-Va.) and by Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.)--will restore the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) to its original intent by preserving the law's power to protect religious exercise, but clarifying that it may not be used to harm or discriminate against others.
The Do No Harm Act will ensure that RFRA can't be used to: trump non-discrimination laws; evade child welfare laws; undermine workplace laws; deny access to health care; refuse to provide government-funded services under a contract; or refuse to render services as a government employee.
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