In Louisiana, Bobby Jindal is supporting a Marriage and Conscience Act which would prevent the government from denying any benefit, business license, or tax deduction because of a conscientious belief about marriage.
I haven’t analyzed the language, but this bill at least appears to be a more targeted effort to protect those who are being forced to choose between their convictions and their livelihoods.
State RFRAs are good things, but they will not achieve the end of protecting the Christian baker, florists, photographers etc. Specific conscience protections will be required.
Kudos to Jindal for focusing on practical and real relief from the economic attacks that traditional believers are facing (under the Left’s theory, our views are the equivalent of racism).
Other GOP candidates need to move beyond words to actions too—and not just at the state level.
An important first step: will a candidate pledge to pass the Marriage and Religious Freedom Act?
Maggie Gallagher is editor of ThePulse2016.com.