Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 12:00 am (Updated: March 26, 12:00 am)
By CHARLES C. HAYNES
First Amendment Center
In recent months, legislators in more than a dozen states — from Hawaii to Georgia — have attempted to enact laws they describe as necessary to protect religious freedom.
Some are broad “religious freedom restoration acts” very similar to laws already on the books in many states.
Others are amendments to existing laws aimed at allowing businesses to deny wedding services to gay couples on religious grounds.
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