A few weeks ago, we called on you to speak out against Montana’s SB 215, a bill that could drastically expand religious privilege in your state. Unfortunately, this bill has passed out of committee and will now be put up for a full House vote, its last stop before the governor’s desk.
Please take a few moments to contact your state lawmakers and urge them to vote no on SB 215. This is our last chance to make sure that SB 215 does not become law.
SB 215 is a state version of the federal law called RFRA, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The federal RFRA law is directly responsible for the U.S. Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby debacle, allowing religious business owners to avoid following laws that they say conflict with their religious beliefs. State RFRAs, based on the federal version, are emboldening corporations and business owners to discriminate against LGBTQ people, religious minorities, the nonreligious — and any other group their religion declares inferior.
Click on the red “Take Action” link below to contact your representative and urge them to oppose this bill. Feel free to use or adapt the talking points provided.