Iowa’s Religious Freedom Bill

Iowa’s Religious Freedom Bill

( – A religious freedom bill in Iowa is causing problems for the third year in a row.

Iowa lawmakers have been trying to adapt some of the language from the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) for years now. The RFRA prohibits any government agency or department from denying a person the right to practice the religion of their choosing.

Many religious advocates in Iowa support this change, but business owners in the state don’t share the same opinion. They worry that if the bill passes, it would send a message to people across the country that Iowa doesn’t support the LGBTQ community.

Some LGBTQ groups agree:

Business owners believe this would make it hard for them to attract employees, tourists and national events to the state.

Executive Director of the Iowa Chamber Alliance claims that other states who adopted similar bills saw a “sharp drop in conventions,” and lost millions of dollars.

We’ll keep you updated as this story progresses.

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