Author Archives: Tracy Encizo

About Tracy Encizo

Social Justice and Human Rights grad student at ASU.

What Does Free Speech Mean?

First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution:  Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to … Continue reading

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Discrimination Masquerading as Religious Liberty

Do for-profit business corporations have religious liberty rights? Do these rights extend as far as controlling your insurance compensation choices? The Issue: Whether for-profit business corporations are entitled to an exemption under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act from the general … Continue reading

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SB 1062: “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” or Another Ridiculous Piece of Embarrassing Arizona Legislation?

On Thursday, February 20th, the Arizona Legislature passed Senate Bill 1062 by a 33-27 vote. SB 1062 re-defines and expands the state’s definition of “exercise of religion” and “state action” to protect businesses, corporations and people from lawsuits after denying services … Continue reading

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Argle-Bargle:  It’s a Technical Term Congratulations are in order to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia for correctly predicting that states would follow the June 2013 Supreme Court ruling that same-sex couples are entitled to equal treatment. In June 2013, the … Continue reading

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