Religious freedom is a fundamental American value, the first liberty protected in the Bill of Rights of the U.S. Constitution. From our country's founding, we have guarded the right to believe and to worship - or not - according to individual conscience without interference from the state.
This ordinance is consistent with a robust tradition of religious liberty. In fact, the ordinance protects the free exercise of religion by prohibiting discrimination on the basis of religion. Under the ordinance, people cannot be fired from a job, denied an apartment or refused service at the corner store because of their religion.
For more information, please visit our Religious Freedom page.