Friday, June 10, 2011

North Dakota To Try To Adopt A Constitutional Amendment That Defines Religious Freedom

Charlie Butts - OneNewsNow - 6/10/2011 3:40:00 AM

North Dakota residents will have the chance to decide whether the state will adopt a constitutional amendment that defines religious freedom, as enough petition signatures were gathered to place it on a future ballot.

Tom Freier of the North Dakota Family Alliance (NDFA) tells OneNewsNow the petition drive was launched largely due to cases of discrimination against people of faith throughout the country.

"To a great degree, that's really a measure of the people in government, whether it's in local government or state government, that they are discriminating against people of faith because of their religiously held beliefs," he explains. "And this is an opportunity for the people of North Dakota to vote on a measure to protect those rights given to us in the First Amendment."

He believes the proposal will be well received by the public in a June 2012 election.

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1 comment:

Josh said...

I think thats good but the fact the state never had that in the first place is scary. It makes you want to think what other states don't.