Laws of New York

                   Bill of Rights - Article 1, Section 3:
 
      3.  The  free  exercise  and  enjoyment of religious profession and
  worship, without discrimination or preference, shall forever be  allowed
  in  this  state  to  all  humankind;  and  no  person  shall be rendered
  incompetent to be a witness on account of his or her opinions on matters
  of religious belief; but the liberty of conscience hereby secured  shall
  not  be  so  construed  as  to excuse acts of licentiousness, or justify
  practices inconsistent with the peace or safety of this state.