Search Results for Travis Weber

  • Favoring some claims of conscience over others

    by Travis Weber

    August 27, 2015: We face a crisis of conscience today - a crisis forced upon us by elites in Washington who would pick and choose who is allowed to follow their deeply held beliefs and who is to be punished by the government for doing so.

  • Critical Analysis of Obergefell v. Hodges

    by Travis Weber

    July 21, 2015: What did the Court hold in Obergefell? In a 5-4 opinion, the Supreme Court held in Obergefell v. Hodges that states must license same-sex marriages and recognize such licenses issued by other states. The decision was based on the due process and equal protection provisions of the Fourteenth Amendment.

  • Religious dissenters must be free to follow beliefs

    by Travis Weber

    April 01, 2015: Should the Supreme Court alter the law concerning same-sex "marriage" later this year, it will be even more important to protect those who do not believe such relationships can be "marriages" at all from being forced to violate their beliefs. These would-be dissenters must be afforded the right to disagree and the freedom to live in accord with their religious convictions.

  • State Religious Freedom Restoration Acts (RFRAs): What are they and why are they needed?

    by Travis Weber

    March 31, 2015: Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) refers to a state law that mirrors the federal statute by the same name and which prohibits the government from burdening religious exercise unless it meets a high level of legal scrutiny. Then-U.S. Representative Chuck Schumer (D-NY)and U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA) and then-State Senator Barack Obama are just a few examples of political leaders who have voted for a RFRA at the state or federal level.

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