Religious Freedom Restoration Act

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    legal basis of all seven cases is against the reach of Religious Freedom Restoration Act. ALLEGATIONS & STATEMENT OF THE ISSUES This Class action lawsuit is based on the below stated facts and claims: (1) Whether RFRA [Religious Freedom Restoration Act] is violated; as RFRA doesn’t allow a secular, non-profit corporation to deny the employee benefits granted by law on the basis of religion. (2) Whether the First Amendment is violated; as accepting contraceptive coverage is against their religious norms. PLAINTIFF’S LEGAL POSITION The Little Sisters homes in Denver and Baltimore, seeks protection for the Little Sisters and other Catholic ministries that provide health benefits with the help of Christian Brothers Employee Benefit Trust and Christian…

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    interference with a person’s religious practice. The clause applies only to the action against the government, not to private employers (Miller, 2014, p.21-22). The creators of the Constitution understood that religious freedom was a significant subject that required its incorporation into the Bill of Rights. Religion can be a controversial subject due to the copious philosophies, and the passion people cherish. One passion arose with the introduction of House Bill 1632, in the Indiana General…

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    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…

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    for the workers by the business. This case was a case between workers’ healthcare and religious rights. This case gains attention and the Supreme Courts elect to hear it. They come to the decision that Hobby Lobby should be left their religious freedoms. “They do not have to violate their faith or pay severe fines (The Decision 1).” In both sides many people come together to participate including people with and opinion on abortion, strong religious beliefs, workers’ rights and ect.…

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    given the right to religious freedom. Hobby Lobby, and other corporations should not have the right to religious freedom. Corporations should not have the right to religious freedom because employers should not push their beliefs and make decisions for their employees, nor be exempt from following certain government regulations that would benefit their employees. To begin with, Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. is an arts and crafts retailer…

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    Burwell v, Hobby Lobby is a court case that resulted from an issue which addresses the necessity of closely held corporations supplying birth control to its employees. The argument of this case is regarding the mandatory requirement to supply coverage for birth control. Hobby Lobby feels the mandate will also cover birth control options that also includes the abortion pill. Hobby Lobby opposed to this idea and due to their religious beliefs. they believe that they should not be required to…

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    individual freedoms including the right to religion,…

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    BURWELL, SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, et al. v. HOBBY LOBBY STORES, INC., et al. Argued March 25, 2014—Decided June 30, 20141 The Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 prohibits the “Government [from] substantially burden[ing] a person’s exercise of religion even if the burden results from a rule of general applicability” unless the Government “demonstrates that application of the burden to the person—(1) is in furtherance of a compelling governmental interest; and (2) is the…

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    Overview The Religious Freedom Restoration Act is a bill that was signed by Bill Clinton 1993 (Breitbart 2015). There are twenty-one states that currently use this bill: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia (State Religious Freedom 2015). Indiana and Arkansas are the most current of the listed states that have…

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    Nevertheless, Thomas Jefferson still felt as though these resolutions left out promises that would ensure the keepsake of peoples’ individuality, so he proposed his initial idea [the First Amendment] to the Virginia Legislature in 1779; the government must grant the freedom of (or from) any religion. On January 16, 1786, it officially became a part of Virginia state’s laws; in addition, James Madison along side Thomas Jefferson successfully implemented this bill into the revised Constitution,…

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