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At first glance, this situation might appear to be analogous to the case I mentioned above.
But while a government action that prevents someone from exercising his faith clearly infringes on the First Amendment, as my colleague Jacob Sullum put it, "forcing companies to let employees wear head scarves is not 'government non-interference.'" As Americans, we should have every right to live out our faith as our conscience dictates (so long as we aren't using aggression against someone else's person or property, of course).
In 2015, the tension around what is meant by "religious liberty" and where its limits should be drawn came to a head. Convict Gregory Houston Holt had sued for the right to maintain half an inch of facial hair despite an Arkansas Department of Corrections policy prohibiting nearly all beards.
As Justice Samuel Alito's opinion explained, that rule imposed a substantial burden on prisoners' religious freedom.
Outrage stemmed from a belief that the law created a new protection for businesses to turn away gay and lesbian customers.
When local reporters asked the Christian owners of a small-town pizza parlor if they would be willing to cater a hypothetical same-sex wedding and the owners said they would have to decline, the backlash was so strong the family briefly had to close down out of fear of retribution.
" "I suppose that's a possible alternative," the prison's lawyer had conceded.