Religious Freedom Restoration Act

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Around 10 million adults alone in the United States as of 2017 consider themselves to be part of the LGBT community, these are 10 million adults who can be discriminated against, weather this is access to something as important as medical care or something as simple as a wedding cake for their wedding they can be refused access to this. In 1993 The Religious Freedom Restoration Act was passed in order to provide “stronger laws and enforcement for exercising religion” and so that it could play a valid part in our foreign policy; yet it is hardly used in our foreign policy and in some cases can cause more problems than solutions. This has become a national debate, even still today because of the obvious outcomes it could have regarding gay-marriage.…show more content…
In 1993 the RFRA was used for a multitude of different reasons than it’s used for today. In 1993 after two Native American Indians were fired from their jobs and denied because they used peyote, an illegal drug commonly used in their religious ceremonies, and seeking out for an answer they turned to the supreme court to pass the act, but about 10 years after this act was passed uprising problems…show more content…
Klein case. In Oregon on January 13 of 2016, a women, Rachel Cryer and her mom, Cheryl Cryer walk into a Bridal Expo. and talk to Melissa Klein;Melissa Klein was honored when she was chosen to make a cake for Rachel and her fiance, Laurels, special day. Melissa acquired Rachels email and set up a cake tasting date for her and her fiance to come in and try cake for their wedding to take place in June. After four days passed Melissa contacted Rachel after she had found out that Rachel was getting married to another women. It disgusted Melissa that a gay couple would get married; let alone ask her to bake a cake for their wedding. Devastated, Rachel and Laurel filed a complaint to the Department of Justice. Then between January 17th to mid February both couples go on countless amounts of talk shows and newspapers and by the end of February the Department of Justice drops the case. Next on August 8th, Rachel files a complaint with the Bureau of Labor and Industries, spurring an investigation, and this complaint will later be investigated. In March the bureau holds a hearing to decide whether the acts that occurred were so harmful they the Kleins would be obligated to pay emotional damage fines. The Bureau of Labor come to the conclusion that the Kleins are to pay $135,000 to the Bowman-Cryers. But this story doesn 't stop here, in August the Kleins pair up with Ted Cruz in his
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