All the Indiana law says is that the state can’t substantially burden a person’s exercise of religion, unless there is a compelling governmental interest at stake and it is pursued by the least restrictive means. The law doesn’t mandate any particular outcome; it simply provides a test for the courts in those rare instances when a person’s exercise of religion clashes with a law. Nineteen other states have similar protections, and they are all modeled on a federal version of the law that passed Congress with near unanimity in 1993 (Indiana’s law is arguably a little more robust than the federal version, because it also applies to private suits). If these Religious Freedom Restoration Acts were the enablers of discrimination they are portrayed as, much of the country would already have sunk into a dystopian pit of hatred.
This is simply a platform the Left is using to attack an effective conservative, Mike Pence. They have no ideas or principle to fight back with, so they must destroy...then call the OTHER side "haters." What insanity.
***The Indiana law is even being vilified in states with similar laws on their own books.
“When new laws turn back the clock on progress, we can’t sit idly by. We are sending a message that discrimination won’t be tolerated,” Mr. Malloy said on Twitter.
Lori Windham, senior counsel for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, said the reaction shows “just how much misinformation is out there about this law.”
“It’s similar to laws in 19 other states. The federal government, of course, has the law that all these were modeled on,” Ms. Windham said. “There are other states like Massachusetts that use the same standard under their state constitution. This has been the case for at least 20 years, and the sky hasn’t fallen yet, so why would it fall tomorrow?”