A Look at Religious Freedom Laws
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Show Summary: Indiana Governor Mike Pence knew well enough that his state’s RFRA would be controversial that he held the signing ceremony in private. Even so, the nationwide reaction rocked the state government and Chamber of Commerce, and a bill adjustment is promised. Indiana isn’t the first nor the last to consider moves ostensibly designed to protect religious freedoms. But how to define those freedoms - and how to assure that the bills don’t trample the freedoms of others - is a multi-faceted issue that incorporates the Constitution, LGBT rights, Citizens United, and past and pending lawsuits. Stanford’s Professor Bernadette Meyler walks Angie and the audience through the many considerations and precedents to the case.