Hate On The Rise: Could a So Called 'Religious Freedom' Bill Become Law in North Carolina?

Could North Carolina become the next Indiana or the next Arizona when it comes to a so-called "religious freedom" bill? This week, Republican Rep. Paul Stam (R-Apex) filed a bill similar to 20 others in the nation and modeled on the 1993 federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The bill would allow employers to pick and choose who they want to do business with based on their own personal religious beliefs. Other states where similar bills have been proposed have had varying degrees of success. Arizona's Republican Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed one last year but Friday, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, also a Republican, signed one into law. "If I thought this was discriminatory," Pence said, "I wouldn't have signed it." Stam has a similar view on his own bill. "Some people believe that religion... read more
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Hate On The Rise: Could a So Called 'Religious Freedom' Bill Become Law in North Carolina?