Free Exercise Clause
- A provision found in the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution that prevents Congress from passing any law that interferes with a person's right to practice their religion freely
- The Free Exercise Clause protects individuals from being forced to participate in religious ceremonies contradicting their personal beliefs.
- Questions regarding the scope and reach of the Free Exercise Clause often arise during legal debates.
- The Free Exercise Clause ensures that a government policy cannot hinder someone's ability to follow their religious beliefs.