Keshet is mobilizing the Jewish community to send a clear message: religious freedom does not mean freedom to discriminate. Our Jewish values teach us to love, protect, and fight for all LGBTQ+ people.
Background: The Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) was intended to protect religious groups’ constitutional right to freely exercising their religious beliefs.
Problem: RFRA is being misused by individuals and businesses to attempt to discriminate against and impose religious beliefs on others (Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores).
Solution: H.R. 2725, The Do No Harm Act redefines RFRA as “intended to protect religious freedom without allowing the infliction of harm on other people.” By amending RFRA to protect against discrimination, RFRA would then be in compliance with federal nondiscrimination protections.
As Jews, we firmly believe that all people deserve the right to live as their complete selves, without fear and intimidation. We support religious liberty because our faith tells us all people should be treated with dignity and respect.
Tell your legislators why it is important they pass The Do No Harm Act!