Family Research Council


Urge your Members of Congress to Support the First Amendment Defense Act
March 01, 2016 - Tuesday

To stop the federal government from discriminating against people because of their beliefs in marriage, Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) introduced S. 1598, the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA), in the Senate, and Representative Raúl Labrador (R-Idaho) introduced the companion bill, H.R. 2802, in the House. FADA will prohibit the federal government from discriminating, for example in the provision of grants, contracts, tax status, and other programs, against persons for their moral or religious beliefs in natural marriage.

We have seen state discrimination against individuals like Atlanta, Georgia, Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran, who was fired for his views regarding natural marriage, and we need you to urge Congress to prevent federal discrimination against those, like Chief Cochran, who believe marriage is the union of one man and one woman.  

The Founders envisioned a nation where the moral and religious beliefs of individuals, faith-based organizations, and business owners would be protected, not a nation where one’s convictions about marriage could be used as a disqualifying factor for interaction with the federal government.

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s Obergefell v. Hodges redefinition of marriage and this administration’s regulatory action, it is imperative that people who maintain the belief that marriage is or should be the union of one man and one woman -- and that sexual relations should be reserved for such a marriage – are not punished or forced into the shadows of society by government.   

Call your Congressman and Senators at (202) 224-3121, or email them at the link below and ask them to call for a vote on this critical legislation today.