The Do No Harm Act (H.R.3222) has been reintroduced in the House. This bill would restore true religious freedom by amending the 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) to ensure that religion is not used as a license to discriminate against or deprive others of their civil rights.
The Do No Arm Act will reverse the damage caused by the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision, which greatly expanded RFRA and granted corporations unprecedented authority to force a religious agenda on employees. While this specific case allowed Hobby Lobby to deny its female employees access to health insurance that included the full range of contraceptive choices, it opened the door for virtually any religiously affiliated business to use religious priviledge as a get-out-of-jail-free card for violating a law it happens to disagree with.
Religious privilege will continue to erode progress on civil rights until Congress draws a line in the sand. Tell your members of Congress to restore the meaning of religious freedom as a shield to protect individuals of all faiths and no faith, not a weapon to force religious beliefs on others, by co-sponsoring the Do No Harm Act (H.R.3222), and thank Congressmen Bobby Scott (D-VA) and Joe Kennedy (D-MA) for introducing the bill.