Your right to shop mask-free is protected by state and federal civil law

We are born with God-given rights that the Constitution protects. Your right to shop mask-free is protected by state and federal civil law, which defends your religious freedom. This religious exemption clearly states the applicable laws and the penalty for violating the laws. The Civil Rights Act IDAHO STATUE 73-402 prohibits religious discrimination in the workplace, which includes hiring, firing, promotions, and other aspects of employment. The law also requires employers to make reasonable accommodations for employees who wish to practice their religion without restraint. 

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is federal civil rights legislation that prohibits discrimination in numerous settings including: employment, education, voting, and public accommodations.

This flyer is for educational purposes and may be used to show business associates, but it does not guarantee your entry into any particular business establishment.

Laws Protecting your Right to NOT Wear a Mask in Public

IDAHO STATUE 73-402.  
(1) Free exercise of religion is a fundamental right that applies in this state, even if laws, rules or other government actions are facially neutral.(2)  Except as provided in subsection (3) of this section, government shall not substantially burden a person’s exercise of religion even if the burden results from a rule of general applicability.
(3)  Government may substantially burden a person’s exercise of religion only if it demonstrates that application of the burden to the person is both:(a)  Essential to further a compelling governmental interest;
(b)  The least restrictive means of furthering that compelling governmental interest.
(4)  A person whose religious exercise is burdened in violation of this section may assert that violation as a claim or defense in a judicial proceeding and obtain appropriate relief against a government. A party who prevails in any action to enforce this chapter against a government shall recover attorney’s fees and costs.
(5)  In this section, the term “substantially burden” is intended solely to ensure that this chapter is not triggered by trivial, technical or de minimis infractions.History:[73-402, added 2000, ch. 133, sec. 2, p. 353.]

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Refer to the 1964 FEDERAL Civil Rights Act (a federal law).

Title II of the Civil Rights Act of 1964: Injunctive Relief Against Discrimination in Places of Public Accommodation

SEC. 201. (a) All persons shall be entitled to the full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities, and privileges, advantages, and accommodations of any place of public accommodation, as defined in this section, without discrimination or segregation on the ground of race, color, religion, or national origin. (SOURCE)

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(2) Civil Rights and Non-Discrimination LAWS protect your right to enter any place of business without a mask:

Reference 6: ADA Information and links: 42 U.S. Code § 12181.
See thisPublic entities, including grocery stores, cannot discriminate based on disability

Definition of a disability from the ADA website

When a public entity provides services, programs, or activities to the public, no qualified individual with a disability shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of the services, programs, or activities of a public entity, or be subjected to discrimination by any public entity on the basis of disability. 28 C.F.R. § 35.130.

Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12131-12165

The Attorney General is responsible for enforcing Title II of the ADA, 42 U.S.C. §§ 12131-12165 and the relevant regulations implementing Title II, 28 C.F.R. pt. 35 and 49 C.F.R. pt. 37.

Contact the ADA Information Line at 1-800-514-0301

(3) Your medical condition is private and does not need to be disclosed to anyone. HIPAA Privacy Rule

(4) US CODE Title 18, Section 242 (Civil Rights Code)
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§242. Deprivation of rights under color of law [meaning law enforcement]
Whoever, under color of any law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom, willfully subjects any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or to different punishments, pains, or penalties, on account of such person being an alien, or by reason of his color, or race, than are prescribed for the punishment of citizens, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both; and if bodily injury results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include the use, attempted use, or threatened use of a dangerous weapon, explosives, or fire, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, shall be fined under this title, or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death.

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