"Progressives aren't really progressive. They're regressive, all the way back to Sodom and Gomorrah." - author unknown
This has been repeated about 100 times now. No, they are not the same.
And if you don't believe me, have a Foxer Foxsplain it to you:
Watch A Fox News Anchor Debunk His Network's Defense Of Indiana's "Religious Freedom" Law
But if you're too lazy --
Here's a starter...
No. It is not the same. No, it does not have identical language.
Nor is it the same as the the other RFRA in most of the other states.
For example, in a number of the states that do have it, they have Civil Rights protections for sexual orientation and other classes. Most all of them only define "person" as a living breathing human individual.
Indiana's law is written differently and says that a person includes "a partnership, a limited liability company, a corporation, a company, a firm, a society, a joint-stock company, an unincorporated association."
There's the big difference. Yup. Corps are religious people too.
In addition, the Indiana law allows people /corps to sue the state if their religious beliefs are being infringed, and the text of the law goes out its way to say their state law trumps local ordinances. There are laws in some Indiana towns and cities that do protect sexual orientation -- but poof those are overridden by the state law.
This bill is quite a bit different than most of the other ones - that's why people are wigging about it, and also why a similar one brought before Jan freakin Brewer (!)! in AZ was vetoed.
Raj Koothrappali"Big or small, I don't like rabbits. They always look like they're about to say something, but they never do."