- Jan 31, 2009
GOP senators reintroduce bill to protect opponents of same-sex marriage
A group of 22 GOP senators is reintroducing a controversial measure that would protect opponents of same-sex marriage from federal actions intended to curb discrimination.
The First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) would bar the federal government from taking any action against individuals who discriminate against same-sex couples or others based on "a sincerely held religious belief."
The bill would also protect those who discriminate against marriages not recognized under federal law or individuals who engage in sex outside of marriage.
The measure was introduced by Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and 21 Republican co-sponsors, including Sens. Marco Rubio (Fla.), Ted Cruz (Texas) and Orrin Hatch (Utah).
FADA was introduced in both the House and the Senate in 2015, but only received a hearing in the House.
1) what a surprise the gop homophobic bigots are at it again (oh wait, its not a surprise)
2) this bill has no other purpose but to shield people who want to discriminate against gay people from lawsuits!
3) last time even some of the anti gay hate groups withdrew there support because it could affect straight married couple unfortunately they seem to have solved that issue
4) one of the reasons it went nowhere the first time is President Obama stated he would veto it, unfortantly the man-child in chief has said he would sign it (no doubt to pander to the anti gay far right)!!