Montana Passes State-Level Version of Religious Freedom Restoration Act

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Montana passed a state-level version of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, joining nearly two dozen other states with similar religious freedom protections.

Gov. Greg Gianforte signed Senate Bill 215 on Thursday, requiring that state agencies will need to show a “compelling governmental interest” to interfere with a person’s religious beliefs.

A spokesperson for the Governor’s Office told the Montana Standard on Thursday that Gianforte signed the bill “to protect the freedom of people of all faiths to exercise their sincerely held religious beliefs.”

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Michael Gryboski