Here are some examples actual laws enacted or proposed that Measure 3 would protect against:
Freedom to Serve
Law requiring all employers, including religious entities, to provide health insurance covering contraception, sterilization, and abortifacients.
Law requiring all hospitals to provide abortifacients.
Regulations requiring all licensed counselors to provide "couples therapy" to same sex couples.
Laws prohibiting all adoption agencies from giving preference to married couples.
Ordinances prohibiting feeding the poor or giving alms on public sidewalks and public parks.
A city ordinance that re-classifies land-use to something more restrictive if the entity feeds or temporarily houses the poor.
An “English-only” policy prohibiting non-English religious services in government institutions (prisons, state hospital, jails, developmental center, etc.)
An absolute “no wine” policy for ministers providing services at government institutions or on government property (prisons, state hospital, jails, developmental center, state colleges and universities.)
Laws prohibiting providing transportation to church, charitable care, and even pastoral care to non-citizens.
Laws that interfere with the religious aspects of maintaining church cemeteries.
A school policy that prohibits “make-up” or “cosmetics” that would prevent Catholic students from wearing ashes on Ash Wednesday.
A school anti-gang policy interpreted to prohibit wearing rosaries and other religious items.
The student who, out of a religiously based sense of modesty, seeks excusal from a gym clothes requirement, or from a co-ed gym class.
A high school athletic association policy requiring students to play on their sabbath in order to compete in championship.
A school gym policy of prohibiting any head gear for safety reasons (would unnecessarily prohibit yarmulkes that could be pinned on.)
State laws that unduly interfere with the religious functions of religious schools.
A school anti-gang policy that prohibits all hats (would encompass yarmulkes, Muslim head coverings.)
A law requiring all medical students to receive training in abortion.
A law that would require all medical schools and training hospitals to provide abortion training.
A public accommodation statute applied to require a pro-life printer to print abortion rights pamphlets.
An court order directing an attorney to represent a minor seeking an abortion.
A law or ordinance requiring pregnancy counseling centers to refer for abortions.
A law or ordinance requiring pregnancy centers to display or provide information that violates their religious beliefs.
A policy of eavesdropping on the conversations of incarcerated persons, including religious confessions.
A state’s attorney’s practice of excluding from a jury any person who wears religious objects or jewelry.
Places of Worship
Laws regulating methods of stewardship appeals.
A law allowing anyone with a carrying permit to bring a weapon onto any public place, including churches.
A law prohibiting property owners, including churches, from banning firearms on their own premises.
A law requiring the posting of certain signs, even if they interfere with a worship environment. (Example: Minnesota had a law requiring churches to post a large sign stating that the church “BANS GUNS IN THESE PREMISES.”)
An ordinance that applied commercial hours of operation to all facilities in the municipality, thereby restricting evening or sunrise services.
A policy placing numerical limits on the number of students that may be enrolled in religious schools and, indeed, on the size of congregations of various churches as a way of limiting their growth.
An ordinance limiting the number of persons who can be served at camps and retreats, when enacted without a legitimate safety reason.
Ordinances restricting parking on certain days of the week, such as Friday and Saturday.
A land-use law that, in effect, prohibits prayer services in a residential zone. In one case, a member of the clergy was prevented from hosting morning prayers in a garage.
An ordinance restricting the use of candles.
A requirement that all employers provide health insurance that covers “all” services, including procedures to which the employer objects for religious reasons.
A policy requiring government workers to be beardless.
A law requiring all prison personnel to participate in an execution. (Applicable only if North Dakota were to adopt the death penalty.)
A law prohibiting employees from wearing religious garb, such as a nun’s habit, in public buildings or schools.
A policy denying prisoner visitations unless the visitor exposes her midriff - something prohibited under Islamic tradition - when a pat-down by a female officer would have sufficed.
Policies that impact the religious liberties of prisoners, patients at the state hospital, residents at the developmental center, jail inmates, etc. These are generally covered by federal law, but no state law protection exists.
A state law that farm vehicles be marked with orange reflective tape (Some Amish have a belief against use of bold colors, but not reflective white or gray tape.)
A coroner’s insistence on performing an autopsy when a CAT scan or MRI would have worked. (Hmong and some Jews have objections to autopsies.)