Jul 10, 2015 11:50 PM GMT
This is making rounds again among the right wing cabal
LGBT advocates oppose the legislation, saying it reaches beyond its stated purpose and, like controversial religious freedom measures in Indiana and Arkansas that were later scaled back, would similarly enable anti-LGBT discrimination, but at a national level.
Ian Thompson, legislative director for the American Civil Liberties Union, said the legislation would “eviscerate” the executive order signed President Obama last year barring federal contractors from engaging in anti-LGBT bias in the workplace.
“This sweeping and dangerous bill would open a Pandora’s Box of taxpayer-funded discrimination against same-sex couples and their children,” Thompson said. “Attempting to wrap this discriminatory proposal in the language of the Bill of Rights does not change the reality of its attack on our national values of fairness and equal treatment under the law for all.”
David Stacy, government affairs director for the Human Rights Campaign, the legislation would “create a breakdown of government services and runaway litigation” and called on members of Congress to oppose the bill.
“Not only is it wrong to promote discrimination with taxpayers’ money, it’s even worse to allow those taxpayer funds to be used to reward discriminatory actions by federal employees,” Stacy said. “We call on members of Congress to oppose this reckless and irresponsible legislation that has nothing to do with the First Amendment and everything to do with taxpayer-funded discrimination. It’s time for Congress to prove they are not out of touch and to stand on the right side of history with the far majority of Americans who support fairness and equality for all Americans.”