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North Dakota Primary: State Rejects Property Tax Repeal, Religious Freedom Proposal

posted on June 14, 2012

The Huffington Post’s John Celock reports that North Dakota voters rejected a proposal to institute a new religious freedom law during Tuesday’s primary election. The law would have protected “religious groups from government mandates, including contraception insurance requirements.” “Opponents said the wording of the proposal could lead to people being able to say that child abuse, domestic violence, marriage to children and animal abuse were religious practices,” Celock writes. “Proponents dismissed those arguments and also said the measure would not cause Sharia law to be implemented.”

Read at The Huffington Post