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Resources: Does the Respect for Marriage Act Protect Religious Freedom?

Last fall, the Center for Public Justice’s Institutional Religious Freedom Alliance, along with religious freedom advocates, worked with a small bipartisan group of Senators to add to the Respect for Marriage Act adopted by the House of Representatives a strong set of protections for people and organizations who are committed to the historic concept of marriage as a unity between one man and one woman. This dramatically amended bill was then passed by the Senate, accepted by the House, and signed into law by the President on December 13, 2022. 

The strength of those religious freedom protections has been disputed both as the bill was moving through Congress and after its enactment. Continued analysis and discussion are important. Here are several resources:

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