The New Hampshire Legislature has introduced a bill that would drastically expand religious privilege in the state.
The bill, HB 440, 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.
This dangerous measure has already passed out of its House committee and will now be heard by the entire New Hampshire House. 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.