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Townhall: Understanding the Role States Have in Protecting Liberty

Editor’s Note: The following op-ed was published in Townhall on September 25, 2022, and is authored by Patrick M. Garry, professor of law at the University of South Dakota and a fellow at the Center for Religion, Culture & Democracy. In the wake of the Dobbs decision sending abortion regulations back to the states, the nation has been reminded of a fundamental…

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How Will the RLS Rankings Change After Dobbs?

The inaugural Religious Liberty in the States (RLS) index ranks the fifty states for how well they protect religious liberty…

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RealClear Religion: Religious Liberty Beyond Red and Blue Divides

Editor’s Note: The following op-ed was published in RealClearReligion on September 16, 2022, and is authored by Sarah Estelle, director…

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Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Religious freedom in Pennsylvania is good but could be better

Editor’s Note: The following op-ed was published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on September 14, 2022, and is authored by Jordan…

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Mississippi

Announcing RLS 2022’s #1 State: Mississippi

Mississippi has undertaken important steps to allow the free exercise of religion within its borders and, in doing so, has…

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Illinois

Announcing RLS 2022’s Runner-up State: Illinois

Illinois has a wide range of state laws protecting the free exercise of religion—some that have been on the books…

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What Is the Religious Liberty in the States Index & How Does It Work?

The First Amendment in the Bill of Rights of the US Constitution establishes that people have the right to freely…

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The Worst States for Religious Liberty All Lack RFRAs

The Religious Liberty in the States (RLS) index captures the extent to which people have the freedom to practice their…

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