First Amendment Defense Act
This bill would create a sweeping religious exemption, allowing even taxpayer-funded organizations and government employees to engage in discrimination against same-sex couples and unmarried couples. The bill would “prevent any federal agency from denying a tax exemption, grant, contract, license, or certification to an individual, association, or business based on that entity’s belief that marriage is a union between a man and a woman, or that sexual relations are properly reserved to such a marriage.”
Bill Status: Died at the end of the 2015-2016 federal legislative session
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