Kentucky citizens get full religious freedom restored

Bill: HB279 (PDF)

Sponsored by Rep. Damron, and passed into law in 2013 by an override of Gov. Beshear’s veto, HB279 (Public Act Ch. 111) states, “Government shall not substantially burden a person’s freedom of religion. The right to act or refuse to act in a manner motivated by a sincerely held religious belief may not be substantially burdened unless the government proves by clear and convincing evidence that it has a compelling governmental interest in infringing the specific act or refusal to act and has used the least restrictive means to further that interest. A ‘burden’ shall include indirect burdens such as withholding benefits, assessing penalties, or an exclusion from programs or access to facilities.”

Also: “Kentucky House, Senate Vote to Override Veto of HB 279”

“Kentuckians’ religious freedom restored after legislative override of governor’s veto”