Iowa Senate passes “Religious Freedom Act”

Iowa Senate passes “Religious Freedom Act”

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(ABC 6 News) – At the Iowa capitol, state senators passed the “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” on Feb. 21.

Senate File 2095 bans the state from interfering with someone exercising their religious beliefs.

Iowa Democrats warn the legislation would allow people to refuse service or discriminate against LGBTQ Iowans, on the basis of “religious freedom.”

State Republicans, however, say they are overreacting, and that the bill is needed because the courts have “eroded religious freedom” in recent years.

The bill will now go the House for a vote and, if passed, will head to Governor Kim Reynold’s desk.