Jon Chuckery Response to the NFL and Georgia Senate Bill 129

Government shall not substantially burden a person’s exercise of religion even if the43 burden results from a rule of general applicability, except as provided in subsection (b) of44 this Code section.45 (b) Government may substantially burden a person’s exercise of religion only if it46 demonstrates that application of the burden to the person is:47 (1) In furtherance of a compelling governmental interest; and48 (2) The least restrictive means of achieving that compelling governmental interest.49 (c) A person whose religious exercise has been burdened in violation of this chapter may50 assert that violation as a claim or defense in a judicial proceeding and obtain appropriate51 relief against government.

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