2020 US Code
Title 42 - The Public Health and Welfare
Chapter 21B - Religious Freedom Restoration
Sec. 2000bb-1 - Free exercise of religion protected

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Citation 42 U.S.C. § 2000bb-1 (2020)
Section Name §2000bb–1. Free exercise of religion protected
Section Text (a) In general

Government shall not substantially burden a person's exercise of religion even if the burden results from a rule of general applicability, except as provided in subsection (b).

(b) Exception

Government may substantially burden a person's exercise of religion only if it demonstrates that application of the burden to the person—

(1) is in furtherance of a compelling governmental interest; and

(2) is the least restrictive means of furthering that compelling governmental interest.

(c) Judicial relief

A person whose religious exercise has been burdened in violation of this section may assert that violation as a claim or defense in a judicial proceeding and obtain appropriate relief against a government. Standing to assert a claim or defense under this section shall be governed by the general rules of standing under article III of the Constitution.

Source Credit

(Pub. L. 103–141, §3, Nov. 16, 1993, 107 Stat. 1488.)

Publication Title United States Code, 2018 Edition, Supplement 2, Title 42 - THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE
Category Bills and Statutes
Collection United States Code
SuDoc Class Number Y 1.2/5:
Contained Within Title 42 - THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE
CHAPTER 21B - RELIGIOUS FREEDOM RESTORATION
Sec. 2000bb-1 - Free exercise of religion protected
Contains section 2000bb-1
Date 2020
Laws In Effect As Of Date January 13, 2021
Positive Law No
Disposition standard
Statutes at Large References 107 Stat. 1488
Public Law References Public Law 103-141
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