W.Va. House passes Religious Freedom Restoration Act

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) — A bill that would give people the opportunity to cite religious objections to state actions has passed the West Virginia House of Delegates and is now headed to the Senate.The House of Delegates passed House Bill 4012, which is the West Virginia Religious Freedom Restoration Act, by a vote of 72-26.The bill protects freedoms to express religious beliefs unless there’s a compelling state interest to restrict them.The bill models after the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) and laws that have been adopted by more than 20 other states.

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