Religious Freedom Restoration Act Of 1993 Essay

1693 Words Dec 15th, 2016 7 Pages
In the United States constitution, people are given protection and rights that allow their religious beliefs to exempt themselves from laws and regulations. Religious freedom is very important in America because of the protected rights to all people. The religious freedom restoration act that was put into place in 1993 by the Federal government as well as the state of Indiana to protect people as well as corporation’s religious beliefs and background. There are many instances for cases dealing with religious differences at the state and federal level. The Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 states that the act prohibits any agency, department, or official of the United States or any State (the government) from substantially burdening a person’s exercise of religion even if the burden a person’s exercise of religion only demonstrates that application of the burden of the person: (1) furthers a compelling governmental interest; and (2) is the least restrictive means of furthering that compelling governmental interests (RFRA – Indiana pdf). When taking the religious freedom restoration act from a human being standpoint it is involved with the Wisconsin v. Yoder legal case of 1972. In this case the state of Wisconsin has a law (statute 118.15) set in place to require children from the age of 6 to 16 attend school. The parents of two girls want to remove their children from school due to their religious beliefs being part of the Old Order Amish community. The State has…

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