Maine

Religious Liberty in the States Ranking

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14

with a total score of
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Maine

Religious Liberty in the States Ranking

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14

with a total score of
%
Maine

State Capitol,
Augusta, ME

Maine joined the United States in 1820 and, in Section 3 of the first article of its original constitution, declared that “all men have a natural and unalienable right to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their own consciences.” But how is Maine doing safeguarding religious liberty in 2022?

Safeguards

Religious Liberty in the States 2022 measures each state across 29 items that form six groups of safeguards. The list of potential safeguards were identified for their ability to protect the free exercise of religion, as shown by at least one of 50 states adopting a religious liberty protection in the named area. Safeguards were further narrowed to those that could be objectively measured based on a plain reading of state law.

For a more detailed view of how this state stacks up in 2022, select either of the drop-down arrows below for an expanded view of the multi-item safeguards.

Opportunity for Absentee Voting: Yes

Exemptions from Childhood Immunization Requirements: No

Religious Freedom Restoration Act: No

Employer Exemption from the Contraceptive Mandate: Yes

Maine

State Capitol,
Augusta, ME

Maine joined the United States in 1820 and, in Section 3 of the first article of its original constitution, declared that “all men have a natural and unalienable right to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their own consciences.” But how is Maine doing safeguarding religious liberty in 2022?

Safeguards

Religious Liberty in the States 2022 measures each state across 29 items that form six groups of safeguards. The list of potential safeguards were identified for their ability to protect the free exercise of religion, as shown by at least one of 50 states adopting a religious liberty protection in the named area. Safeguards were further narrowed to those that could be objectively measured based on a plain reading of state law.

For a more detailed view of how this state stacks up in 2022, select either of the drop-down arrows below for an expanded view of the multi-item safeguards.

Opportunity for Absentee Voting: Yes

Exemptions from Childhood Immunization Requirements: No

Religious Freedom Restoration Act: No

Employer Exemption from the Contraceptive Mandate: Yes