We wanted to really breathe life in to the concept that was RFRA
and not close our event off into a box of just reality stars," states Beautiful Planning Marketing & PR Firm CEO, Monique Tatum.
I assume most if not all of you have heard of RFRA
(pronounced "riff-ruh") by now.
Robin Fretwell Wilson, director of the University of Illinois College of Law's Family Law and Policy Program, who favors balancing religious and LGBT interests, says that she expects no explosion of RFRAs
, opining that conservatives have learned from the Indiana debacle, in which a RFRA
was passed but quickly modified after the threat of significant business-interest boycotts against the state.
The Supreme Court allowed Hobby Lobby and other closely-held private, for profit corporations to assert RFRA
"could entitle religious landlords, employers, and service providers to ignore laws that bar discrimination against gays, lesbians, and other minorities if those laws conflict with religious doctrines," wrote France.
the claims in the free exercise cases RFRA
The federal RFRA
signed in 1993 was enacted in a different political environment.
That's why you saw major corporations coming out to oppose the RFRAs
as envisioned in Indiana and Arkansas, and not one company of significant size coming out in support.
Congress responded in 1993 with the RFRA
, approved unanimously in the House, with three dissenting votes in the Senate and signed by President Clinton.
Justice Alito, writing for the majority and joined by Chief Justice Roberts, Justice Scalia, Justice Kennedy, and Justice Thomas, held that the regulation's application to the corporations in question violated RFRA
because it burdened a person's exercise of religion and was not the least restrictive means of furthering the governmental interest asserted to justify the burden on religious exercise.
2) There is no doubt, however, that Hobby Lobby opened the door wider for RFRA
In 1997, RFRA
was deemed unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.