Amendment 8 details

Published On: Sep 17 2012 01:51:16 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 12 2012 11:37:04 AM EDT

AMENDMENT #8
RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

RECAP: Repeals ban of public dollars for religious funding.

Ballot Summary

Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution providing that no individual or entity may be denied, on the basis of religious identity or belief, governmental benefits, funding or other support, except as required by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, and deleting the prohibition against using revenues from the public treasury directly or indi-rectly in aid of any church, sect, or religious denomination or in aid of any sectarian institution.

Explanation

Proposes an amendment to remove a prohibition on revenues from public treasury being used to aid any church, sect or religious denomination in aid of a sectarian institution. This would insure that no individual/entity can be denied any government benefit, funding or support based on religious identity or belief.