Religious Rights

The Religious Rights Initiative is dedicated to addressing religious freedom violations and ensuring that anti-discrimination laws are aggressively enforced. Through education, investigation, and, if necessary, litigation, our Civil Rights Bureau will root out practices of religious discrimination and ensure compliance with laws regarding reasonable accommodation.

New York State has a rich history of religious diversity, a tradition conceived in our nation's Bill of Rights and enshrined by laws that protect everyone's right to practice their faith freely. The Office of the Attorney General is committed to ensuring that our proud history of religious tolerance has a strong future.