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SB 50 - Specifies that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act Does Not Authorize Discrimination - Indiana Key Vote

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Title: Specifies that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act Does Not Authorize Discrimination

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Title: Specifies that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act Does Not Authorize Discrimination

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that specifies that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act does not authorize discrimination, effective July 1, 2015.

Highlights:

  • Specifies that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act does not authorize a “provider” to refuse to offer or provide services, facilities, use of public accommodations, goods, employment, or housing to an individual on the bases of certain characteristics, including, but not limited to, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act does not establish a defense to a civil action or criminal prosecution for such refusal by a “provider” on the basis of certain characteristics, including, but not limited to, sexual orientation and gender identity (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act does not negate any rights available under the Indiana Constitution (Sec. 1).
  • Defines “provider” as 1 or more individuals, partnerships, associations, organizations, limited liability companies, corporations, and other organized groups of individuals (Sec. 2).
  • Exempts a nonprofit religious organization, or a designee thereof engaged in a religious or affiliated educational function of the organization (Sec. 2).

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

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Title: Specifies that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act Does Not Authorize Discrimination

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that specifies that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act does not authorize discrimination, effective July 1, 2015.

Highlights:

  • Specifies that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act does not authorize a “provider” to refuse to offer or provide services, facilities, use of public accommodations, goods, employment, or housing to an individual on the bases of certain characteristics, including, but not limited to, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act does not establish a defense to a civil action or criminal prosecution for such refusal by a “provider” on the basis of certain characteristics, including, but not limited to, sexual orientation and gender identity (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act does not negate any rights available under the Indiana Constitution (Sec. 1).
  • Defines “provider” as 1 or more individuals, partnerships, associations, organizations, limited liability companies, corporations, and other organized groups of individuals (Sec. 2).
  • Exempts a nonprofit religious organization, or a designee thereof engaged in a religious or affiliated educational function of the organization (Sec. 2).

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

NOTE: THIS CHAMBER HAS REFUSED TO CONCUR WITH THE AMENDMENTS OF THE OPPOSING CHAMBER, HOWEVER NO VOTES WERE TAKEN.

Title: Specifies that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act Does Not Authorize Discrimination

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