Jun 26, 2015 11:09 PM GMT
Fucking relentless, evil human beings, they just cant let go!
The “First Amendment Defense Act” is backed by anti-LGBT hate groups including the National Organization for Marriage, which is asking presidential candidates to endorse the legislation as part of its anti-gay pledge.
GOP Congressmen Introduce Disgusting, Anti-Gay ‘First Amendment Defense Act’
The legislation would prohibit any adverse action by the federal government against an individual or organization for discriminatory actions against legally married same-sex couples as long as they claim they are acting in accordance with their religious beliefs. “Adverse action” is broadly defined to include the denial or revocation of a federal tax status or deduction; denial of a federal grant, contract, loan, benefit or employment; or any other act of discrimination. The bill provides individuals and organizations the right to sue the federal government for monetary damages in federal court.
Republicans begin push for First Amendment Defense Act
Actually, Senator Mike Lee and Rep. Raul Labrador introduced their bill over a week ago, which didn’t get too much attention at the time. After today’s Supreme Court ruling on Obergefell, expect it to get a lot more attention, especially from GOP presidential hopefuls. The First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) would bar the federal government from imposing penalties on individuals, businesses, groups, and especially religious organizations for refusing to participate in same-sex weddings