H.R.3222: Do No Harm Act

Author's Summary:  "To amend the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 to protect civil rights and otherwise prevent meaningful harm to third parties, and for other purposes."

IB Summary:  From Human Right Campaign.org: "The Do No Harm Act clarifies that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act is intended to protect religious freedom without allowing the infliction of harm on other people. It would amend RFRA in order to restore the original intent of the legislation by specifically exempting areas of law where RFRA has been used to bypass federal protections. These include well-settled areas of law designed to protect our most vulnerable populations including child labor and abuse, equal employment and non-discrimination, health care, federal contracts and grants, and government services. The Do No Harm Act therefore ensures that religious freedom is used as a shield to protect the Constitutional right to free exercise of religion and not a sword to discriminate...Numerous LGBTQ, civil rights, health, and faith groups support the Do No Harm Act, including the ACLU, AIDS United, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, Center for American Progress, Interfaith Alliance, Lambda Legal, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, NAACP, NARAL, National Center for Transgender Equality, National Partnership for Women and Families, National Women’s Law Center, and Planned Parenthood Federation of America."

Status: Introduced on 08/03/2017. Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.  Also referred to the House Judiciary Committee.

Link: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/3222?r=2