This legislation would amend the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) of 1993. The Do No Harm Act simply says that RFRA shouldn’t be used to trump laws that are designed to protect our neighbors, like those prohibiting discrimination, requiring equal pay, and protecting children’s welfare. It also says government officials and employees can’t use RFRA to refuse to provide services to the public.
At the same time, this bill ensures that RFRA will remain a vital way to protect religious exercise, such as for Sikh soldiers barred by Army regulations from serving their country while wearing their articles of faith.
We support the Do No Harm Act, because it will protect all Americans’ religious freedom. Our country is strongest when we are all free to believe or not, as we see fit, and to practice our faith—without hurting others. Learn more about the Do No Harm Act here.
Bill Status Introduced in House on July 13, 2017, and in Senate on May 22, 2018