Religious Freedom

This law topic summary was last updated on: December 13, 2016

In 1993, President Clinton signed into law the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which created a statutory model for those with religious objections to laws of general applicability to avoid compliance based on religious objection. In 1997, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in City of Boerne v. Flores that RFRA is not applicable to the states. Since then, 21 states have passed their own RFRA laws. A handful of state RFRAs differ from the federal RFRA and include language which allows religious freedom to be raised as a defense in lawsuits between private citizens.

While the original intention of the federal RFRA was indeed to protect religious minorities, many states have attempted to adopt religious freedom protections in order to target local nondiscrimination laws, restrict health care for women and LGBTQ patients, and permit civil servants to refuse to solemnize same-sex marriages or issue marriage licenses.

(A more detailed discussion of the way in which religious freedom is used to discriminate against the LGBTQ community can be found here.)

(A more detailed discussion of the way in which religious freedom is used to restrict access to healthcare for women can be found here.)

Examples of Marriage-Related Religious Freedom Laws (Last Updated December 8, 2016)

Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA)

In 2015, Indiana and Arkansas faced criticism after passing their own versions of RFRA. Both laws included language allowing religious freedom to be raised as a defense in a lawsuit between private citizens. Indiana ultimately amended their law to include civil rights protections, while Arkansas scrapped their law and replaced it with a RFRA that tracks the federal version.

First Amendment Defense Act (FADA)

In June, 2015, United States Senator Mike Lee and Rep. Raul L. Labrador introduced the First Amendment Defense Act (S. 1598/H.R. 2802). The bills prohibit the federal government from taking discriminatory action against a person on the basis that such person believes or acts in accordance with a religious belief or moral conviction that: (1) marriage is or should be recognized as the union of one man and one woman, or sexual relations are properly reserved to such a marriage.

While the FADA has been pending in Congress, ten states (GA, HI, IL, IA, MS, MO, OK, SD, VA, and WA) have attempted to pass their own version of the law. Occasionally referred to as Government Nondiscrimination Acts or Religious Freedom Defense Acts, state FADAs tend to include at least two of the following protected religious beliefs or moral convictions: (1) marriage is between one man and one woman; (2) sexual relations are properly reserved for such marriage; or (3) male and female refer to biological sex at birth.

In April, 2016, Mississippi enacted HB 1523, a law permitting individuals and businesses to discriminate against LGBTQ people based on certain religious beliefs or moral convictions. The far-reaching law not only permits people to refuse performing same-sex marriages, but also allows people to refuse foster care and adoption services; deny psychological, counseling, or fertility services; and ban transgender individuals from using bathrooms in accordance with their gender identity. The controversial law was viewed unconstitutional by many, including a federal judge who blocked the law in June.

Pastor Protection Acts

While the First Amendment already covers the right of religious organizations to refuse to perform marriages that conflict with their religious beliefs, many states have attempted to pass their own protections. Pastor Protection Acts generally prohibit the state from requiring clergy members to perform same-sex marriages. Some states have taken it a step further and have sought to allow religious organizations the right to refuse service and facilities for any marriage or celebration they don’t agree with.

In June, 2015, Texas passed its version of the Pastor Protection Act (SB 25). The law prohibits the state from requiring clergy or any other staff member of a religious organization to “solemnize any marriage or provide services, accommodations, facilities, goods, or privileges for a purpose related to the solemnization, formation, or celebration of any marriage if the action would cause the organization or individual to violate a sincerely held religious belief.”

On July 1, 2016, a similar law went into effect in Florida. HB 43 granted certain religiously-affiliated individuals and entities the right to refuse to solemnize a marriage or provide marriage related goods, services, or accommodations if doing so would violate their sincerely held religious beliefs.

Civil Servants

Similar to Pastor Protection Acts, some states have attempted to pass legislation allowing government employees to refuse to provide marriage certificates or licenses to same-sex couples if doing so would violate their sincerely held religious beliefs.

In March, 2015, Utah passed SB 297 which allowed not only clergy members but government employees as well, to refuse to perform marriage services due to his or her personal beliefs. Two months later, North Carolina passed its own law, SB 2, which allowed magistrates, assistant registers of deeds, and deputy registers of deeds to recuse themselves from performing duties related to marriage ceremonies due to sincerely held religious objection.

Laws

Title Number State Proposed Status
North Carolina Motorcycle Abortion Bill (SB 353) SB 353 North Carolina Mar 19, 2013 Current
Pennsylvania Health Insurance Right of Conscience Act (HB 1049) HB 1049 Pennsylvania Mar 25, 2013 Failed to Pass
Pennsylvania Health Insurance Right of Conscience Act (HB 1050) HB 1050 Pennsylvania Mar 25, 2013 Failed to Pass
Pennsylvania Health Insurance Right of Conscience Act (HB 1051) HB 1051 Pennsylvania Mar 25, 2013 Failed to Pass
Pennsylvania Conscientious Objection Act (SB 276) SB 276 Pennsylvania Feb 26, 2013 Failed to Pass
Pennsylvania Freedom of Conscience in Health Care Services Act (HB 383) HB 383 Pennsylvania Jan 29, 2013 Failed to Pass
Florida Unborn Viability Act (HB 551) HB 551 Florida Jan 16, 2014 Failed to Pass
Florida for Life Act 2013 (SB 1056) SB 1056 Florida Feb 20, 2013 Failed to Pass
Florida for Life Act 2013 (HB 395) HB 395 Florida Jan 22, 2013 Failed to Pass
Florida Unborn Viability Act (SB 1602) SB 1602 Florida Feb 28, 2014 Failed to Pass
Missouri Conscience Protection Bill of 2014 (HB 1430) HB 1430 Missouri Jan 15, 2014 Failed to Pass
Missouri Conscience Protection Bill of 2013 (SB 84) SB 84 Missouri Dec 17, 2012 Failed to Pass
Missouri Conscience Protection Bill of 2013 (HB 457) HB 457 Missouri Feb 5, 2013 Failed to Pass
Oklahoma Joint Resolution Regarding Freedom of Conscience in Health Insurance Coverage (HJR 1020) HJR 1020 Oklahoma Feb 4, 2013 Failed to Pass
Oklahoma Joint Resolution Regarding Freedom of Conscience in Health Insurance Coverage (SJR 31) SJR 31 Oklahoma Jan 17, 2013 Failed to Pass
Alabama Health Care Rights of Conscience Act 2014 (HB 31) HB 31 Alabama Jan 14, 2014 Failed to Pass
Alabama Health Care Rights of Conscience Act 2013 (HB 354) HB 354 Alabama Feb 28, 2013 Failed to Pass
Alabama Health Care Rights of Conscience Act 2013 (SB 251) SB 251 Alabama Feb 26, 2013 Failed to Pass
North Carolina Family, Faith, and Freedom Protection Act (HB 695) HB 695 North Carolina Apr 9, 2013 Failed to Pass
North Carolina Health Care Conscience Protection (HB 730) HB 730 North Carolina Apr 10, 2013 Failed to Pass
Virginia Bill Regarding Right of Conscience Related to Contraceptive Coverage 2014 (HB 18) HB 18 Virginia Nov 21, 2013 Failed to Pass
Virginia Bill Regarding Right of Conscience Related to Contraceptive Coverage 2014 (HB 19) HB 19 Virginia Nov 21, 2013 Failed to Pass
Virginia Bill Regarding Right of Conscience Related to Contraceptive Coverage 2014 (HB 20) HB 20 Virginia Nov 21, 2013 Failed to Pass
Virginia Bill Regarding Right of Conscience Related to Contraceptive Coverage 2013 (HB 1314) HB 1314 Virginia Oct 3, 2012 Failed to Pass
Virginia Bill Regarding Right of Conscience Related to Contraceptive Coverage 2013 (HB 1315) HB 1315 Virginia Oct 3, 2012 Failed to Pass
Idaho Bill Regarding Freedom of Conscience (S 1353) S 1353 Idaho Jan 22, 2010 Current
Indiana Health-Care Professionals Conscience Clause (HB 1461) HB 1461 Indiana Jan 23, 2013 Failed to Pass
Iowa Bill Regarding Employer Religious Conscience Protection (SF 2153) SF 2153 Iowa Feb 11, 2014 Failed to Pass
Nebraska Health Care Freedom of Conscience Act (LB 564) LB 564 Nebraska Jan 23, 2013 Failed to Pass
Federal Abortion Non-Discrimination Act of 2013 (S 137) S 137 Federal Jan 24, 2013 Failed to Pass
Healthcare Conscience Rights Act 2013 (HR 940) HR 940 Federal Mar 12, 2013 Failed to Pass
Healthcare Conscience Rights Act 2013 (S 1204) S 1204 Federal Jun 20, 2013 Failed to Pass
Federal Abortion Non-Discrimination Act of 2015 (S 50) S 50 Federal Jan 7, 2015 Proposed
Missouri Conscience Protection Bill of 2015 (HB 432) HB 432 Missouri Jan 8, 2015 Failed to Pass
New Hampshire Health Care Freedom of Conscience Act (HB 670) HB 670 New Hampshire Jan 29, 2015 Proposed
Pennsylvania Conscientious Objection Act (SB 292) SB 292 Pennsylvania Jan 20, 2015 Failed to Pass
Iowa Bill Regarding Employer Religious Conscience Protection (SF 118) SF 118 Iowa Jan 29, 2015 Failed to Pass
Washington Reproductive Parity Act (SB 6359) SB 6359 Washington Jan 22, 2014 Failed to Pass
Washington Reproductive Parity Act (HB 2148) HB 2148 Washington Jan 6, 2014 Failed to Pass
Washington Reproductive Parity Act (SB 5576) SB 5576 Washington Feb 4, 2013 Failed to Pass
Washington Reproductive Parity Act (SB 5798) SB 5798 Washington Feb 15, 2013 Failed to Pass
Washington Reproductive Parity Act (HB 1044) HB 1044 Washington Jan 10, 2013 Failed to Pass
Washington Reproductive Parity Act (SB 5009) SB 5009 Washington Jan 14, 2013 Failed to Pass
Alabama Health Care Rights of Conscience Act of 2015 (HB 491) HB 491 Alabama Apr 14, 2015 Failed to Pass
Alabama Health Care Rights of Conscience Act of 2016 (HB 159) HB 159 Alabama Feb 9, 2016 Failed to Pass
Mississippi Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act (HB 1523) HB 1523 Mississippi Feb 8, 2016 Blocked/Enjoined
Oklahoma Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act of 2016 (HB 2428) HB 2428 Oklahoma Feb 1, 2016 Proposed
Alabama Child Care Provider Inclusion Act (HB 158) HB 158 Alabama Feb 9, 2016 Failed to Pass
Alabama Child Care Provider Inclusion Act (SB 204) SB 204 Alabama Feb 11, 2016 Failed to Pass
Nebraska Child Welfare Services Preservation Act (LB 975) LB 975 Nebraska Jan 14, 2016 Proposed
Alaska Bill Regarding the Solemnization of Marriage (SB 120) SB 120 Alaska Jan 19, 2016 Failed to Pass
Alaska Bill Regarding the Solemnization of Marriage (HB 236) HB 236 Alaska Jan 19, 2016 Failed to Pass
Alabama Bill Regarding the Solemnization of Marriage (HB 130) HB 130 Alabama Failed to Pass
Arkansas Religious Freedom Restoration Act (Act 975) Act 975 Arkansas Mar 9, 2015 Current
Arkansas Religious Freedom Restoration Act (HB 1228) HB 1228 Arkansas Feb 2, 2015 Failed to Pass
Florida Pastor Protection Act (SB 110) SB 110 Florida Aug 11, 2015 Failed to Pass
Oklahoma Religious Accommodation for Student Restrooms Bill (SB 1619) SB 1619 Oklahoma May 19, 2016 Failed to Pass
Oklahoma Bill Regarding Marriage Licensing Requirements (SB 811) SB 811 Oklahoma Feb 2, 2015 Failed to Pass
South Carolina Student Association Freedom of Religion Act (S 210) S 210 South Carolina Jan 13, 2015 Failed to Pass
California Student Freedom of Association Act (AB 1212) AB 1212 California Feb 27, 2015 Failed to Pass
Oklahoma Bill Amending the Oklahoma Religious Freedom Act (SB 723) SB 723 Oklahoma Feb 2, 2015 Failed to Pass
Oklahoma Bill Re-codifying Oklahoma Religious Freedom Act (SB 610) SB 610 Oklahoma Feb 2, 2015 Failed to Pass
Oklahoma Protection of Religious Freedom in the Sanctity of Marriage Act of 2015 (SB 478) SB 478 Oklahoma Feb 2, 2015 Failed to Pass
Oklahoma Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 2015 (SB 440) SB 440 Oklahoma Feb 2, 2015 Failed to Pass
Oklahoma Preservation of Sovereignty and Marriage Act (SB 973) SB 973 Oklahoma Feb 1, 2016 Failed to Pass
Oklahoma Preservation of Sovereignty and Marriage Act (SB 805) SB 805 Oklahoma Feb 2, 2015 Failed to Pass
Oklahoma Preservation of Sovereignty and Marriage Act (HB 1599) HB 1599 Oklahoma Feb 2, 2015 Failed to Pass
Ohio Bill Regarding Sexual Orientation Discrimination and Religious Protections (HB 537) HB 537 Ohio Apr 28, 2016 Proposed
South Carolina Religious Freedom Act (S 127) S 127 South Carolina Jan 13, 2015 Failed to Pass
Florida Pastor Protection Act (HB 43) HB 43 Florida Aug 10, 2015 Current
New Mexico Bill Amending Religious Freedom Restoration Act (HB 55) HB 55 New Mexico Jan 19, 2016 Failed to Pass
Louisiana Pastor Protection Act (HB 597) HB 597 Louisiana Mar 4, 2016 Failed to Pass
Kansas Bill Regarding the Exercise of Religious Beliefs by Student Associations (SB 175) SB 175 Kansas Current
Indiana Bill Regarding Civil Rights Protections and Religious Freedom (SB 344) SB 344 Indiana Jan 7, 2016 Failed to Pass
Indiana Bill Regarding Civil Rights Protections and Religious Freedom (SB 100) SB 100 Indiana Jan 5, 2016 Failed to Pass
Indiana Bill Regarding Fundamental Rights (SB 66) SB 66 Indiana Jan 5, 2016 Failed to Pass
Colorado State Freedom Of Conscience Protection Act (HB 1171) HB 1171 Colorado Jan 29, 2015 Failed to Pass
Colorado Freedom of Conscience Protection Act (HB 1180) HB 1180 Colorado Failed to Pass
Alaska Bill Regarding the Free Exercise of Religion (HB 325) HB 325 Alaska Feb 22, 2016 Failed to Pass
Kentucky Bill Regarding Protected Rights Under RFRA (SB 180) SB 180 Kentucky Feb 18, 2016 Failed to Pass
Kentucky Bill Regarding Marriage Licenses (SB 5) SB 5 Kentucky Jan 6, 2016 Failed to Pass
Kentucky Bill Regarding Marriage Solemnization and Licensing (HB 17) HB 17 Kentucky Jan 5, 2016 Failed to Pass
Kentucky Bill Regarding Marriage Solemnization and Licensing (HB 31) HB 31 Kentucky Jan 5, 2016 Failed to Pass
Kentucky Bill Regarding Religious Freedom and Marriage Solemnization (HB 14) HB 14 Kentucky Jan 5, 2016 Failed to Pass
Kentucky Bill Regarding the Solemnization of Marriage (HB 28) HB 28 Kentucky Jan 5, 2016 Failed to Pass
Oklahoma Religious Freedom Restoration Act Okla. Stat. tit. 51, §251, et seq. Oklahoma Current
Rhode Island Religious Freedom Restoration Act Rhode Island Current
Mississippi Religious Freedom Restoration Act SB 2681 Mississippi Jan 20, 2014 Current
New Mexico Religious Freedom Restoration Act HB 20 New Mexico Mar 28, 2000 Current
Kansas Preservation of Religious Freedom Act (HB 2203) HB 2203 Kansas Feb 1, 2013 Current
Illinois Religious Freedom Restoration Act Illinois Current
Ohio Bill Regarding Business Participation in Same-Sex Marriage (HB 296) HB 296 Ohio Aug 5, 2015 Proposed
Ohio Pastor Protection Act (HB 286) HB 286 Ohio Jul 13, 2015 Failed to Pass
Oklahoma Right of Conscience Act (SB 1328) SB 1328 Oklahoma Feb 1, 2016 Failed to Pass
Oklahoma Proposed Ballot Initiative Approving LGBTQ Discrimination (HJR 1059) HJR 1059 Oklahoma Feb 1, 2016 Failed to Pass
South Carolina Bill Prohibiting Recognition and Benefits to Same-Sex Marriage Couples (H 3022) H 3022 South Carolina Jan 13, 2015 Failed to Pass
South Carolina Bill Permitting Same-Sex Marriage Discrimination (H 3150) H 3150 South Carolina Jan 13, 2015 Failed to Pass
South Carolina Natural Marriage Defense Act (H 4513) H 4513 South Carolina Jan 12, 2016 Failed to Pass
Tennessee Natural Marriage Defense Act (SB 1437) SB 1437 Tennessee Jan 12, 2016 Failed to Pass
Tennessee Natural Marriage Defense Act (HB 1412) HB 1412 Tennessee Jan 12, 2016 Failed to Pass
South Carolina Bill Regarding Marriage Licenses (S 116) S 116 South Carolina Jan 13, 2015 Failed to Pass
Tennessee Bill Authorizing Psychology Students to Decline to Provide Services (SB 397) SB 397 Tennessee Feb 5, 2015 Failed to Pass
Tennessee Bill Authorizing Psychology Students to Decline to Provide Services (HB 566) HB 566 Tennessee Feb 10, 2016 Failed to Pass
Tennessee Bill Authorizing Therapists to Decline to Provide Services (HB 1840) HB 1840 Tennessee Jan 19, 2016 Current
Tennessee Bill Authorizing Therapists to Decline to Provide Services (SB 1556) SB 1556 Tennessee Jan 11, 2016 Current
Virginia Bill Regarding Marriage Licenses (SB 40) SB 40 Virginia Dec 15, 2015 Failed to Pass
Virginia Bill Reaffirming Religious Rights (HB 791) HB 791 Virginia Current
Virginia Government Nondiscrimination Act (HB 773) HB 773 Virginia Jan 12, 2016 Failed to Pass
Hawaii Government Nondiscrimination Act (HB 2181) HB 2181 Hawaii Jan 27, 2016 Failed to Pass
Iowa Government Nondiscrimination Act (SF 2211) SF 2211 Iowa Feb 16, 2016 Failed to Pass
Hawaii First Amendment Defense Act (HB 2532) HB 2532 Hawaii Jan 27, 2016 Failed to Pass
Iowa Government Nondiscrimination Act (HF 2207) HF 2207 Iowa Feb 9, 2016 Failed to Pass
Wyoming Government Nondiscrimination Act (HB 98) HB 98 Wyoming Feb 10, 2016 Failed to Pass
South Dakota Government Nondiscrimination Act (HB 1107) HB 1107 South Dakota Jan 26, 2016 Failed to Pass
Washington State Protection of the Free Exercise of Religious Beliefs and Rights of Conscience Regarding Marriage As the Union of One Man and One Woman Act (HB 2631) HB 2631 Washington Jan 18, 2016 Failed to Pass
Washington Protection of the Rights of Religious Exercise and Conscience from Government Discrimination Act (HB 2752) HB 2752 Washington Jan 20, 2016 Failed to Pass
West Virginia Freedom of Conscience Protection Act (SB 487) SB 487 West Virginia Feb 13, 2015 Failed to Pass
West Virginia Freedom of Conscience Protection Act (HB 2830) HB 2830 West Virginia Feb 20, 2015 Failed to Pass
West Virginia Freedom of Conscience Protection Act (HB 2508) HB 2508 West Virginia Jan 13, 2016 Failed to Pass
Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 (H.R. 1308) H.R. 1308 Federal Mar 11, 1993 Current
South Dakota Religious Freedom Bill (HB 1220) HB 1220 South Dakota Feb 3, 2015 Failed to Pass
Iowa Conscience Protection Act (SF 2171) SF 2171 Iowa Feb 11, 2016 Failed to Pass
Iowa Conscience Protection Act (HF 2200) HF 2200 Iowa Feb 8, 2016 Failed to Pass
Iowa Bill Preserving Religious Freedom (HF 2032) HF 2032 Iowa Jan 13, 2016 Failed to Pass
Tennessee Bill Regarding Marriage Solemnization (HB 2379) HB 2379 Tennessee Jan 21, 2016 Failed to Pass
Tennessee Bill Regarding Marriage Solemnization (SB 2462) SB 2462 Tennessee Jan 21, 2016 Failed to Pass
Tennessee Pastor Protection Act (HB 2375) HB 2735 Tennessee Jan 21, 2016 Failed to Pass
South Carolina Pastor Protection Act (H 4446) H 4446 South Carolina Jan 12, 2016 Failed to Pass
South Carolina Pastor Protection Act (H 4508) H 4508 South Carolina Jan 12, 2016 Failed to Pass
North Carolina Religious Freedom Restoration Act (SB 550) SB 550 North Carolina Mar 26, 2015 Proposed
North Carolina Religious Freedom Restoration Act (HB 348) HB 348 North Carolina Mar 24, 2015 Proposed
New Jersey Pastor Protection Act (A 1706) A 1706 New Jersey Jan 27, 2016 Proposed
New Jersey Pastor Protection Act (A 4733) A 4733 New Jersey Nov 16, 2015 Failed to Pass
Missouri Resolution Regarding Same Sex Marriage (HJR 97) HJR 97 Missouri Feb 18, 2016 Failed to Pass
Missouri Resolution Regarding Religious Liberty (HJR 96) HJR 96 Missouri Feb 18, 2016 Failed to Pass
Missouri Resolution Regarding Same Sex Marriage (SJR 39) SJR 39 Missouri Feb 17, 2016 Failed to Pass
Missouri Resolution Regarding an Individual’s Right of Conscience (HJR 68) HJR 68 Missouri Jan 6, 2016 Failed to Pass
Missouri Bill Relating to the Protection of Religious Organizations (SB 916) SB 916 Missouri Jan 13, 2016 Failed to Pass
Missouri Pastor Protection Act (HB 2040) HB 2040 Missouri Jan 16, 2016 Failed to Pass
Missouri Pastor Protection Act (HB 2000) HB 2000 Missouri Jan 6, 2016 Failed to Pass
Missouri Pastor Protection Act (HB 2730) HB 2730 Missouri Mar 14, 2016 Failed to Pass
Virginia Religious Freedom Restoration Act Va. Code §57-2.02 Virginia Jan 16, 2007 Current
Missouri Religious Freedom Restoration Act (SB 12) Mo. Rev. Stat. §1.302 Missouri Jan 8, 2003 Current
Texas Religious Freedom Restoration Act Tex. Civ. Prac. & Remedies Code §110.001, et seq. Texas Current
Kentucky Religious Freedom Restoration Act (HB 279) Ky. Rev. Stat. §446.350 Kentucky Feb 7, 2013 Current
South Carolina Religious Freedom Act S.C. Code §1-32-10, et seq. South Carolina Jan 12, 1999 Current
Tennessee Religious Freedom Restoration Act Tenn. Code §4-1-407 Tennessee Feb 18, 2009 Current
Pennsylvania Religious Freedom Protection Act Pa. Stat. tit. 71, §2401-2407 Pennsylvania Apr 30, 2002 Current
Louisiana Preservation of Religious Freedom Act (SB 606) La. Rev. Stat. §13:5231, et seq. Louisiana Mar 29, 2010 Current
Indiana Amendment to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (SB 50) SB 50 Indiana Jan 6, 2015 Current
Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act (SB 101) SB 101 Indiana Jan 6, 2015 Current
Mississippi Bill Clarifying the State RFRA (SB 2822) SB 2822 Mississippi Feb 8, 2016 Failed to Pass
Mississippi Bill Clarifying State RFRA Regarding Religious Leaders (SB 2093) SB 2093 Mississippi Jan 26, 2016 Failed to Pass
Mississippi Bill Regarding the Judiciary and Marriage (HB 1342) HB 1342 Mississippi Feb 8, 2016 Failed to Pass
Mississippi Bill Regarding the Judiciary and Marriage (HB 586) HB 586 Mississippi Feb 8, 2016 Failed to Pass
Mississippi Pastor Protection Act (HB 587) HB 587 Mississippi Feb 8, 2016 Failed to Pass
Mississippi Pastor Protection Act (HB 737) HB 737 Mississippi Feb 8, 2016 Failed to Pass
Minnesota Freedom of Conscience Bill (SF 2158) SF 2158 Minnesota May 8, 2015 Failed to Pass
Minnesota Religious Belief Exemption Bill (HF 2462) HF 2462 Minnesota Mar 8, 2016 Failed to Pass
Michigan Religious Freedom Restoration Act (SB 4) SB 4 Michigan Jan 20, 2015 Proposed
Michigan Pastor Protection Act (HB 4858) HB 4858 Michigan Sep 9, 2015 Failed to Pass
Michigan Pastor Protection Act (HB 4855) HB 4855 Michigan Sep 9, 2015 Failed to Pass
Maryland Pastor Protection Act (HB 16) HB 16 Maryland Jan 13, 2016 Failed to Pass
Michigan Religious Liberty and Conscience Protection Act (HB 4309) HB 4309 Michigan Mar 5, 2015 Proposed
Virginia Religious Freedom Bill (SB 41) SB 41 Virginia Dec 15, 2015 Failed to Pass
Oklahoma Bill Updating the Religious Freedom Act (SB 898) SB 898 Oklahoma Feb 1, 2016 Failed to Pass
Oklahoma Bill Relating to the Religious Freedom Act (HB 1371) HB 1371 Oklahoma Feb 2, 2015 Failed to Pass
West Virginia Religious Freedom Restoration Act (HB 4012) HB 4012 West Virginia Jan 26, 2016 Failed to Pass
West Virginia Freedom of Conscience Protection Act (SB 11) SB 11 West Virginia Jan 13, 2016 Failed to Pass
Illinois Religious Freedom Defense Act (SB 2164) SB 2164 Illinois Jul 28, 2015 Failed to Pass
Hawaii Bill Regarding Public Accommodations and Religious Organizations (SB 940) SB 940 Hawaii Jan 23, 2015 Failed to Pass
Hawaii Bill Regarding Public Accommodations and Religious Organizations (HB 1337) HB 1337 Hawaii Jan 29, 2015 Failed to Pass
Hawaii Freedom of Religion Bill (HB 1160) HB 1160 Hawaii Jan 29, 2015 Failed to Pass
Idaho Law Regarding Free Exercise of Religion Protected Idaho Code § 73-402 Idaho Current
Florida Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1998 Fla. Stat. § 761.01, et seq. Florida Current
Georgia Religious Freedom Restoration Act (HB 837) HB 837 Georgia Jan 25, 2016 Failed to Pass
Georgia First Amendment Defense Act (SB 284) SB 284 Georgia Jan 21, 2016 Failed to Pass
Georgia Religious Freedom Restoration Act (SB 129) SB 129 Georgia Feb 17, 2015 Failed to Pass
Georgia Free Exercise Protection Act (HB 757) HB 757 Georgia Jan 13, 2016 Failed to Pass
Hawaii Bill Regarding Religious Freedom and Public Accommodations (HB 2764) HB 2764 Hawaii Jan 27, 2016 Failed to Pass
Georgia Bill Regarding Commerce and Religious Freedom (HB 756) HB 756 Georgia Jan 13, 2016 Failed to Pass
Georgia Preventing Government Overreach on Religious Expression Act (HB 218) HB 218 Georgia Feb 4, 2015 Failed to Pass
Georgia Preventing Government Overreach on Religious Expression Act (HB 29) HB 29 Georgia Dec 30, 2014 Failed to Pass
Connecticut Religious Freedom Restoration Act Conn. Gen. Stat. §52-571b Connecticut Current
Florida Bill Regarding the Protection of Religious Freedom (HB 401) HB 401 Florida Oct 21, 2015 Failed to Pass
Colorado Pastor Protection Bill (HB 1123) HB 1123 Colorado Jan 20, 2016 Failed to Pass
Arizona Bill Regarding Free Exercise of Religion Protected Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. 41-1493.01 Arizona Current
Alabama Religious Freedom Amendment Ala. Const., Art. 1, section 3.01 Alabama Current
Virginia Bill Regarding Genetic Counseling (SB 330) Va. Code Ann. § 54.1.2957.18-21 Virginia Jan 6, 2014 Current
Virginia Bill Regarding Genetic Counseling (HB 612) Va. Code Ann. § 54.1.2957.18-21 Virginia Jan 7, 2014 Current
West Virginia Intrastate Commerce Improvement Act (HB 2881) HB 2881 West Virginia Feb 23, 2015 Failed to Pass
Kansas Abortion and Contraception Refusal Clause (§§ 65-443) Kan. Stat. Ann. §§ 65-443 Kansas Current
Maryland Abortion, Artificial Insemination, and Sterilization Refusal Clause Md. Code Ann., Health-Gen. § 20-214 Maryland Current
Maryland Contraception Insurance Coverage Refusal Md. Code Ann., Ins. § 15-826 Maryland Current
Kansas Sterilization Refusal Clause (Kan. Stat. Ann. §§ 65-447) Kan. Stat. Ann. §§ 65-447 Kansas Current
Kansas Sterilization Refusal Clause (Kan. Stat. Ann. §§ 65-446) §§ 65-446 Kansas Current
Kansas Pharmacist Refusal Clause Kan. Stat. Ann. § 65-1637 Kansas Proposed
Utah Abortion Refusal Clause Utah Code Ann. § 76-7-306 Utah Current
Virginia Abortion Refusal Clause § 18.2-75 Virginia Current
Virginia Family-Planning Information Refusal Clause Va. Code Ann. § 32.1-134 Virginia Current
First Amendment Defense Act (H.R. 2802) H.R. 2802 Federal Jun 17, 2015 Proposed
Indiana Abortion Refusal Clause Ind. Code Ann. §§ 16-34-1-3 to -7 Indiana Current
Illinois Health Care Right of Conscience Act 745 Ill. Comp. Stat. Ann. 70/1 et seq. Illinois Current
Illinois Abortion Refusal Clause 720 Ill. Comp. Stat. Ann. 510/13 Illinois Current
Illinois Abortion Performance Refusal Act 745 Ill. Comp. Stat. Ann. 30/1 Illinois Current
Idaho Sterilization Refusal Clause Idaho Code § 39-3915 Idaho Current
Idaho Abortion Refusal Clause § 18-612 Idaho Current
Iowa Abortion Refusal Clause Iowa Code Ann. §§ 146.1, .2 Iowa Current
Idaho Freedom of Conscience for Health-Care Professionals Refusal Clause Idaho Code § 18-611 Idaho Current
Hawaii Contraception Insurance Coverage Refusal Clause Haw. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§ 431:10A-116.7 Hawaii Current
Hawaii Health-Care Provider and Health-Care Institutions Refusal Clause Haw. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 327E-7 Hawaii Current
Hawaii Abortion Refusal Clause Haw. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 453-16 Hawaii Current
Georgia Sterilization Refusal Clause Ga. Code Ann. § 31-20-6 Georgia Current
Georgia Pharmacist Refusal Clause Ga. Admin. Code § 480-5-.03 Georgia Current
Georgia Family-Planning Refusal Clause Ga. Code Ann. § 49-7-2, -6 Georgia Current
Florida Abortion Refusal Clause Fla. Stat. Ann. § 390.0111(8) Florida Current
Georgia Abortion Refusal Clause Ga. Code Ann. § 16-12-142 Georgia Current
Florida Contraception Refusal Clause (Fla. Stat. Ann. § 381.0051) Fla. Stat. Ann. § 381.0051 Florida Current
Florida Contraception Refusal Clause (Fla. Stat. Ann. § 409.973) Fla. Stat. Ann. § 409.973 Florida Current
Delaware Contraception Insurance Coverage Refusal Clause Del. Code Ann. tit. 18, § 3559 Delaware Current
Connecticut Contraception Insurance Coverage Refusal Clause Conn. Gen. Stat. Ann. §§ 38a-503e, -530e Connecticut Current
Connecticut Abortion Refusal Clause Conn. Agencies Regs § 19-13-D54 Connecticut Current
California Health-Care Provider Refusal Clauses California, Cal. Prob. Code §§ 4600- 4805 California Current
California Contraception Insurance Coverage Refusal Clause Cal. Health & Safety Code § 1367.25 California Current
California Abortion Refusal Clause Cal. Health & Safety Code § 123420 California Current
Arkansas Insurance Coverage for Contraception Refusal Clause Ark. Code Ann. §§ 23-79-1101 to -1104 Arkansas Current
Maine Contraception Insurance Refusal Clause (§2332-J) Me. Rev. Stat. Ann. tit. 24, § 2332-J Maine Current
Maine Contraception Insurance Refusal Clause (§ 4247) Me. Rev. Stat. Ann. tit. 24-A, §§ 4247 Maine Current
Maine Contraception Insurance Refusal Clause (§ 2847-G) Me. Rev. Stat. Ann. tit. 24-A, §§ 2847-G Maine Current
Massachusetts Contraception Insurance Refusal Clause (§ 4O) Mass. Gen. Laws Ann. ch. 176G, § 4O Massachusetts Current
Massachusetts Contraception Insurance Refusal Clause (§ 4W) Mass. Gen. Laws Ann. ch. 176B, § 4W Massachusetts Current
Massachusetts Contraception Insurance Refusal Clause (§ 47W) Mass. Gen. Laws Ann. ch. 175, § 47W Massachusetts Current
Massachusetts Contraception Insurance Refusal Clause (§ 8W) Mass. Gen. Laws Ann. ch. 176A, § 8W Massachusetts Current
Massachusetts Abortion and Sterilization Refusal Clause (§ 12I) Mass. Gen. Laws Ann. ch. 112, § 12I Massachusetts Current
Massachusetts Abortion, Sterilization, and Family-Planning Refusal Clause (§ 21B) Mass. Gen. Laws Ann. ch. 272, § 21B Massachusetts Current
Michigan Contraception Insurance Coverage Refusal Clause N/A Michigan Current
Michigan Abortion Refusal Clause Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. §§ 333.20181 to .20184 Michigan Current
Ohio Abortion Refusal Clause Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 4731.91 Ohio Current
Minnesota Family-Planning Refusal Clause Minn. Stat. Ann. § 145.925 Minnesota Current
Minnesota Abortion Refusal Clause (§§ 145.42) Minn. Stat. Ann. §§ 145.42 Minnesota Current
Minnesota Abortion Refusal Clause (§§ 145.414) Minn. Stat. Ann. §§ 145.414 Minnesota Current
North Dakota Abortion Refusal Clause N.D. Cent. Code § 23-16-14 North Dakota Current
Maine Sterilization Refusal Clause Me. Rev. Stat. Ann. tit. 34-B, § 7016 Maine Current
Maine Pharmacist Refusal Clause Me. Rev. Stat. Ann. tit. 32, § 13795 Maine Current
Maine Health-Care Provider Refusal Clause Me. Rev. Stat. Ann. tit. 18-A, § 5-807 Maine Current
Maine Family-Planning Refusal Clause Me. Rev. Stat. Ann. tit. 22, § 1903 Maine Current
Maine Abortion Refusal Clause (§ 1592) Me. Rev. Stat. Ann. tit. 22, §§ 1592 Maine Current
Maine Abortion Refusal Clause (§ 1591) Me. Rev. Stat. Ann. tit. 22, §§ 1591 Maine Current
Louisiana Conscience in Health-Care Protection Clause La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§40:1061.20 Louisiana Current
Louisiana Abortion Refusal Clause (§ 40:1061.4) La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§ 40:1061.4 Louisiana Current
Louisiana Abortion Refusal Clause (§ 40:1061.3) La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§ 40:1061.3 Louisiana Current
Louisiana Abortion Refusal Clause (§ 40:1061.2) La. Rev. Stat. §40:1061.2 Louisiana Current
Arkansas Intrastate Commerce Improvement Act (SB 202) SB 202 Arkansas Feb 2, 2015 Current
Kentucky Abortion Refusal Clause Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 311.800 Kentucky Current
Arizona Abortion and Contraception Refusal Clause Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 36-2154 Arizona Current
Arkansas Abortion Refusal Clause Ark. Code Ann. § 20-16-601 Arkansas Current
Alaska Abortion Refusal Clause Alaska Stat. § 18.16.010 Alaska Current
Minnesota Student Physical Privacy Act (HF 1546) HF 1546 Minnesota Mar 9, 2015 Failed to Pass
Alabama Freedom of Religion in Marriage Protection Act (HB 56) HB 56 Alabama Mar 3, 2015 Failed to Pass
Alabama Child Care Provider Inclusion Act (SB 261) SB 261 Alabama Mar 17, 2015 Failed to Pass
Alabama Child Care Provider Inclusion Act (HB 296) HB 296 Alabama Mar 17, 2015 Failed to Pass
Arkansas Religious Freedom Right of Choice Bill (HB 1879) HB 1879 Arkansas Mar 9, 2015 Failed to Pass
Arkansas Religious Freedom Restoration Act (SB 229) SB 229 Arkansas Feb 5, 2015 Failed to Pass
Colorado Bill Concerning Religious Freedom For College Student Groups (HB 1037) HB 1037 Colorado Jan 7, 2015 Failed to Pass
Colorado Public Accommodation First Amendment Rights (HB 1161) HB 1161 Colorado Jan 29, 2015 Failed to Pass
Arkansas Contraception Refusal Clause Ark. Code Ann. § 20-16-304 Arkansas Current
Montana Sterilization Refusal Clause Mont. Code Ann. §§ 50-5-501 to -05 Montana Current
Montana Abortion Refusal Clause Mont. Code Ann. § 50-20-111 Montana Current
Mississippi Health-Care Provider Refusal Clause (§ 41-41-215) Miss. Code Ann. §§ 41-41-215 Mississippi Current
Mississippi Health-Care Rights of Conscience Act Miss. Code Ann. §§ 41-107-1 to -13 Mississippi Current
Florida Conscience Protection for Actions of Private Child-Placing Agencies (H 7111) H 7111 Florida Mar 23, 2015 Failed to Pass
Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act (SB 568) SB 568 Indiana Jan 20, 2015 Failed to Pass
Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act (HB 1632) HB 1632 Indiana Jan 22, 2015 Failed to Pass
Louisiana Marriage and Conscience Act (HB 707) HB 707 Louisiana Apr 3, 2015 Failed to Pass
Maine Preservation of Religious Freedom Act (LD 1340) LD 1340 Maine Apr 16, 2015 Failed to Pass
Michigan Bill Regarding Religious Freedom of Adoption Agencies (HB 4190) HB 4190 Michigan Feb 12, 2015 Current
Michigan Bill Regarding Religious Freedom of Adoption Agencies (HB 4189) HB 4189 Michigan Feb 12, 2015 Current
Michigan Bill Regarding Religious Freedom of Adoption Agencies (HB 4188) HB 4188 Michigan Feb 12, 2015 Current
Indiana Bill Requiring Religious Exemption in State and Local Contracts (SB 127) SB 127 Indiana Jan 6, 2015 Failed to Pass
Mississippi Bill Regarding College Student Organizations (HB 851) HB 851 Mississippi Jan 19, 2015 Failed to Pass
Mississippi Intrastate Commerce Improvement Act (HB 1243) HB 1243 Mississippi Jan 9, 2015 Failed to Pass
Mississippi Intrastate Commerce Improvement Act (SB 2801) SB 2801 Mississippi Jan 19, 2015 Failed to Pass
Missouri Student Freedom of Association Act (HB 104) HB 104 Missouri Jan 7, 2015 Failed to Pass
Missouri Bill Regarding Religious Beliefs of College Student Associations (SB 248) SB 248 Missouri Jan 14, 2015 Failed to Pass
Missouri Marriage Solemnization Refusal Bill (HB 1337) HB 1337 Missouri Mar 12, 2015 Failed to Pass
Missouri Bill Prohibiting the Enforcement of Same-Sex Marriage (HB 1107) HB 1107 Missouri Mar 4, 2015 Failed to Pass
Missouri Bill Prohibiting the Enforcement of Same-Sex Marriage (SB 555) SB 555 Missouri Feb 26, 2015 Failed to Pass
Montana Religious Freedom Restoration Act (HB 615) HB 615 Montana Mar 17, 2015 Failed to Pass
Nevada Bill Regarding School Restroom Facilities (AB 375) AB 375 Nevada Mar 17, 2015 Failed to Pass
Nevada Protection of Religious Freedom Act (AB 277) AB 277 Nevada Mar 12, 2015 Failed to Pass
Nevada Protection of Religious Freedom Act (SB 272) SB 272 Nevada Mar 13, 2015 Failed to Pass
North Carolina Magistrates Recusal for Civil Ceremonies Bill (SB 2) SB 2 North Carolina Jan 28, 2015 Current
South Dakota Bill Regarding Transgender Policies in High School Activities (SB 140) SB 140 South Dakota Jan 28, 2015 Failed to Pass
Texas Religious Freedom Constitutional Amendment Proposal (HJR 55) HJR 55 Texas Dec 10, 2014 Failed to Pass
Texas Religious Freedom Constitutional Amendment Proposal (HJR 125) HJR 125 Texas Mar 11, 2015 Failed to Pass
Texas Religious Freedom Constitutional Amendment Proposal (SJR 10) SJR 10 Texas Nov 10, 2014 Failed to Pass
Texas Preservation of Sovereignty and Marriage Act (HB 623) HB 623 Texas Jan 7, 2015 Failed to Pass
Texas Preservation of Sovereignty and Marriage Act (HB 4105) HB 4105 Texas Mar 13, 2015 Failed to Pass
Texas Intrastate Commerce Improvement Act (SB 1155) SB 1155 Texas Mar 10, 2015 Failed to Pass
Texas Intrastate Commerce Improvement Act (HB 1556) HB 1556 Texas Feb 18, 2015 Failed to Pass
Texas Bill Criminalizing Transgender Use of Public Restrooms (HB 1747) HB 1747 Texas Feb 20, 2015 Failed to Pass
Texas Bill Establishing Criminal Offenses for Improper Use of Public Facilities (HB 1748) HB 1748 Texas Feb 20, 2015 Failed to Pass
Texas Bill Regarding Private Business Owner’s Choice to Provide Goods or Services (HB 2553) HB 2553 Texas Mar 6, 2015 Failed to Pass
Texas Bill Prohibiting Same-Sex Marriage Recognition (HB 2555) HB 2555 Texas Mar 6, 2015 Failed to Pass
Texas Bill Regarding Public School Accommodations (HB 2801) HB 2801 Texas Mar 10, 2015 Failed to Pass
Texas Bill Regarding Public Accommodations (HB 2802) HB 2802 Texas Mar 10, 2015 Failed to Pass
Texas Marriage and Religious Rights Ensured Act (HB 3602) HB 3602 Texas Mar 12, 2015 Failed to Pass
Texas Pastor Protection Act (HB 3567) HB 3567 Texas Mar 12, 2015 Failed to Pass
Texas Protection of Rights of Conscience for Child Welfare Services Providers (HB 3864) HB 3864 Texas Mar 13, 2015 Failed to Pass
Texas Bill Prohibiting Benefits for Same-Sex Couples (HB 3890) HB3890 Texas Mar 13, 2015 Failed to Pass
Texas Religious Rights of Conscience Bill (SB 1799) SB 1799 Texas Mar 13, 2015 Failed to Pass
Utah Religious Liberty Act (HB 322) HB 322 Utah Feb 12, 2015 Failed to Pass
Utah Marriage Modifications Bill (HB 66) HB 66 Utah Jan 26, 2015 Failed to Pass
Utah Proposal to Amend Utah Constitution – Protection of Religious Rights (HJR 5) HJR 5 Utah Jan 26, 2015 Failed to Pass
Utah Protections for Religious Expression and Beliefs About Marriage, Family, or Sexuality (SB 297) SB 297 Utah Mar 5, 2015 Current
Virginia Bill Regarding Public Contracts and Nondiscrimination Laws (HB 1409) HB 1409 Virginia Dec 18, 2014 Failed to Pass
Virginia Conscience Clause for Issuing Government Licenses (HB 1414) HB 1414 Virginia Dec 19, 2014 Failed to Pass
Wyoming Religious Freedom Restoration Act (HB 83) HB 83 Wyoming Jan 22, 2015 Failed to Pass
Nebraska Abortion Refusal Clause Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 28-337 to -341 Nebraska Current
Texas Pastor Protection Act (SB 2065) SB 2065 Texas Apr 28, 2015 Current
Texas Intrastate Commerce Improvement Act (SB 92) SB 92 Texas Nov 14, 2016 Proposed
Alabama Child Placing Agency Inclusion Act (HB 24) HB 2443 Alabama Feb 7, 2017 Signed into Law
South Carolina Bill Promoting ‘Academic Freedom’ for Public School Teachers (H 3345) H 3345 South Carolina Jan 10, 2017 Proposed
Texas Bill Regarding College Student Organizations (HB 428) HB 428 Texas Nov 21, 2016 Proposed
Missouri Marriage Solemnization Refusal Bill (HB 205) HB 205 Missouri Jan 4, 2017 Proposed
Texas Abortion Refusal Clause Tex. Occ. Code Ann. §§ 103.001 to .004 Texas Current
Tennessee Contraception Refusal Clause Tenn. Code Ann. § 68-34-104(5) Tennessee Current
Tennessee Abortion Refusal Clause Tenn. Code Ann. §§ 39-15-204, -205 Tennessee Current
Tennessee Bill Regarding Counseling and Ethics (SB 1) SB 1 Tennessee Jan 10, 2017 Proposed
Minnesota Religious Belief Exemption Bill (HF 43) HF 43 Minnesota Jan 5, 2017 Proposed
Kentucky Bill Regarding the Protection of Rights (HB 105) HB 105 Kentucky Jan 3, 2017 Failed to Pass
Virginia Religious Freedom Bill (HB 2025) HB 2025 Virginia Jan 10, 2017 Failed to Pass
Virginia Religious Freedom Bill (SB 1324) SB 1324 Virginia Jan 10, 2017 Failed to Pass
Oklahoma Right of Conscience Act (SB 197) SB 197 Oklahoma Feb 6, 2017 Proposed
Pennsylvania Conscientious Objection Act (SB 24) SB 24 Pennsylvania Jan 12, 2017 Proposed
Wyoming Government Nondiscrimination Act (HB 135) HB 135 Wyoming Jan 16, 2017 Failed to Pass
Washington Religious Freedom Restoration Act (HB 1217) HB 1217 Washington Jan 13, 2017 Proposed
Washington Protection of the Rights of Religious Exercise and Conscience from Government Discrimination Act (HB 1178) HB 1178 Washington Jan 12, 2017 Proposed
Missouri Bill Regarding Religious Beliefs of College Student Associations (HB 642) HB 642 Missouri Jan 18, 2017 Proposed
Mississippi Pastor Protection Act (HB 846) HB 846 Mississippi Jan 13, 2017 Failed to Pass
Colorado Freedom of Conscience Protection Act (HB 1013) HB 1013 Colorado Jan 11, 2017 Failed to Pass
Virginia Bill Regarding Public Contracts and Gender Identity (HB 1667) HB 1667 Virginia Jan 5, 2017 Failed to Pass
Illinois Religious Freedom Defense Act (SB 64) SB 64 Illinois Jan 11, 2017 Proposed
Oklahoma Religious Freedom Constitutional Amendment Proposal (HJR 1023) HJR 1023 Oklahoma Feb 6, 2017 Proposed
Missouri Resolution Urging St. Louis to Defeat Board Bill 203 (HCR 21) HCR 21 Missouri Jan 26, 2017 Proposed
Missouri Resolution Urging St. Louis to Defeat Board Bill 203 (SCR 10) SCR 10 Missouri Jan 19, 2017 Proposed
Alabama Health Care Rights of Conscience Act of 2017 (HB 95) HB 95 Alabama Feb 7, 2017 Signed into Law
Alabama Health Care Rights of Conscience Act (SB 185) SB 185 Alabama Feb 14, 2017 Proposed
Tennessee Bill Exempting Religious Organizations from Campaign Finance Disclosure (HB 609) HB 609 Tennessee Feb 7, 2017 Proposed
Tennessee Bill Exempting Religious Organizations from Campaign Finance Disclosure (SB 403) SB 403 Tennessee Feb 3, 2017 Proposed
South Dakota Bill Providing Protections for Religious Child-Placement Agencies (SB 149) SB 149 South Dakota Feb 1, 2017 Signed into Law
Ohio Pastor Protection Act (HB 36) HB 36 Ohio Feb 7, 2017 Proposed
Arkansas Application to Congress Regarding Constitutional Amendment Concerning the Definition of Marriage (SJR 7) SJR 7 Arkansas Feb 2, 2017 Failed to Pass
West Virginia Freedom of Conscience Protection Act (SB 19) SB 19 West Virginia Feb 8, 2017 Failed to Pass
Alabama Child Placing Agency Inclusion Act (SB 145) SB 145 Alabama Feb 9, 2017 Proposed
Tennessee Bill Regarding IVF Parental Rights (HB 1406) HB 1406 Tennessee Feb 9, 2017 Proposed
Tennessee Bill Regarding IVF Parental Rights (SB 1153) SB 1153 Tennessee Feb 9, 2017 Proposed
Arkansas Healthcare Freedom of Conscience Act (HB 1628) HB 1628 Arkansas Feb 21, 2017 Failed to Pass
Texas Bill Regarding the Protection of Religious Beliefs and Moral Convictions (SB 893) SB 893 Texas Feb 14, 2017 Proposed
Texas Bill Regarding the Protection of Religious Beliefs and Moral Convictions (HB 1923) HB 1923 Texas Feb 15, 2017 Proposed
Texas Protection of Rights of Conscience for Child Welfare Services Providers (HB 1805) HB 1805 Texas Feb 13, 2017 Proposed
Texas Protection of Rights of Conscience for Child Welfare Services Providers (SB 892) SB 892 Texas Feb 14, 2017 Proposed
Tennessee Natural Marriage Defense Act (HB 892) HB 892 Tennessee Feb 8, 2017 Proposed
Tennessee Natural Marriage Defense Act (SB 752) SB 752 Tennessee Feb 8, 2017 Proposed
Arizona ‘End of Life Health Care Provider Rights of Conscience’ Bill (SB 1439) SB 1439 Arizona Jan 31, 2017 Signed into Law
Oklahoma Bill Amending the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (SB 530) SB 530 Oklahoma Feb 6, 2017 Proposed
Oklahoma Bill Regarding Religious Convictions of Child-Placing Agencies (HB 1507) HB 1507 Oklahoma Feb 6, 2017 Proposed
Michigan Pastor Protection Act (HB 4331) HB 4331 Michigan Mar 8, 2017 Proposed
Hawaii Bill Relating to Religious Rights (HB 823) HB 823 Hawaii Jan 25, 2017 Failed to Pass
Arkansas Bill Prohibiting Same-Sex Marriage (HB 2098) HB 2098 Arkansas Mar 6, 2017 Failed to Pass
Texas Bill Regarding Child-Placing Agency Refusals (SB 1536) SB 1536 Texas Mar 8, 2017 Proposed
Texas Intrastate Commerce Improvement Act (HB 4097) HB 4097 Texas Mar 10, 2017 Proposed
Texas Protection of Rights of Conscience for Child Welfare Services Providers (HB 3859) HB 3859 Texas Mar 10, 2017 Proposed
Arkansas Government Nondiscrimination Act (HB 2232) HB 2232 Arkansas Mar 6, 2017 Failed to Pass
Texas Health Care Right of Conscience Act (HB 2878) HB 2878 Texas Mar 3, 2017 Proposed
Texas ‘Free to Believe Act’ (HB 2779) HB 2779 Texas Mar 2, 2017 Proposed
Kentucky Bill Regarding Religious Viewpoints in Public Schools (SB 17) SB 17 Kentucky Mar 3, 2017 Signed into Law
North Carolina ‘Common Sense Repeal of HB2’ (SB 474) SB 474 North Carolina Mar 29, 2017 Proposed
North Carolina ‘Reset of S.L. 2016-3’ (HB 142) HB 142 North Carolina Feb 21, 2017 Current
North Carolina Uphold Historical Marriage Act (HB 780) HB 780 North Carolina Apr 11, 2017 Proposed
Texas ‘Professional Right of Conscience for Wedding Ceremonies Act’ (HB 2876) HB 2876 Texas Mar 3, 2017 Proposed
Alabama Church Protection Act (HB 36) HB 36 Alabama Feb 7, 2017 Proposed
Alabama Bill Authorizing Briarwood Presbyterian Church to Employ Police Officers (HB 180) HB 180 Alabama Feb 9, 2017 Proposed
Alabama Bill Authorizing Briarwood Presbyterian Church to Employ Police Officers (SB 193) SB 193 Alabama Feb 16, 2017 Proposed
Georgia Bill Regarding Domestic Relations and Adoption (HB 159) HB 159 Georgia Jan 26, 2017 Failed to Pass
Georgia State Funding of Local Governments Bill (HB 257) HB 257 Georgia Feb 7, 2017 Failed to Pass