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Arizona – The Forced Vengeance of Tolerant Ignorance (RFRA)

Passed by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by Bill Clinton, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) was created to set limits with respect to Government intrusion upon constitutionally protected freedoms. The U.S. Supreme Court (1996), in a rare defense of the 9th & 10th Amendments, ruled that the Federal RFRA could not be applied to state law and that states would have to adopt their own version; in 1999, Arizona – like many other states – did exactly that.

The current Arizona Bill (SB 1062) does nothing more than:

  1.  Define what entity can assert a defense should a discrimination claim be made
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