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Creed & Religion

creed (krēd)
1. A formal statement of religious belief; a confession of faith.
2. A system of belief, principles, or opinions:

Senate Bill 72 151st General Assembly (Present) Approved 6/30/21
Original Synopsis: This Act clarifies that discrimination against any person because of religion is illegal under Chapter 45 of Title 6, the Delaware Equal Accommodations Act. Religion and religious beliefs were always intended to be protected under the Delaware Equal Accommodations Act through the word "creed" … .This Act adds the term “religion” to the list of prohibited bases for discrimination and defines “religion” to include all aspects of religious observance and practice, not just belief. … This Act is known as "The Religious Freedom for All Act".
Date Action
2/26/21 Introduced and Assigned to Banking, Business & Insurance Committee in Senate
3/18/21 Reported Out of Committee (Banking, Business & Insurance) in Senate …
3/30/21 Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
3/31/21 Assigned to Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee in House
5/11/21 Reported Out of Committee (Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce) in House …
6/23/21 Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
6/30/21 Signed by Governor

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
ICCPR Article 18, 26, 27

Article 18

1. Everyone shall have the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion. This right shall include freedom to have or to adopt a religion or belief of his choice, and freedom, either individually or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in worship, observance, practice and teaching.

2. No one shall be subject to coercion which would impair his freedom to have or to adopt a religion or belief of his choice.

3. Freedom to manifest one's religion or beliefs may be subject only to such limitations as are prescribed by law and are necessary to protect public safety, order, health, or morals or the fundamental rights and freedoms of others.

4. The States Parties to the present Covenant undertake to have respect for the liberty of parents and, when applicable, legal guardians to ensure the religious and moral education of their children in conformity with their own convictions.

Article 26

All persons are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to the equal protection of the law. In this respect, the law shall prohibit any discrimination and guarantee to all persons equal and effective protection against discrimination on any ground such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.

Article 27

In those States in which ethnic, religious or linguistic minorities exist, persons belonging to such minorities shall not be denied the right, in community with the other members of their group, to enjoy their own culture, to profess and practise their own religion, or to use their own language.

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