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H.R. 5272, the Do Not Harm Act

This legislation would restore Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA)’s purpose as a protective shield for religious minorities and free exercise.  The bill make clear that RFRA does not preempt laws that protect against discrimination, govern wages and collective bargaining, prohibit child labor and abuse, provide access to health care, govern public accommodations, or require that goods and services be provided via government contract.  These areas of the law protect important civil and legal rights of every American, and they are places where a religious exemption for one results in harm to another.