Republican Party

Conscience Protection and Discrimination in the Republican Party Platform and Mississippi's H.B. 1523

By: Linda McClain

Last May, before the Supreme Court issued its landmark opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges,Cornerstone sponsored a symposium on “Responding to Indiana RFRA and Beyond,” which focused on Governor Mike Pence’s swift “fix” of Indiana’s RFRA, after protests and threats of boycotts, to clarify that it would “not create a license to discriminate.” Particularly controversial were provisions protecting the conscience of persons operating for-profit businesses.

Permanent Link: https://www.religiousfreedominstitute.org/cornerstone/2016/7/30/conscience-protection-and-discrimination-in-the-republican-party-platform-and-mississippis-hb-1523