Frequently Asked Questions: The Antisemitism Awareness Act (H.R. 6090)

The Antisemitism Awareness Act (H.R. 6090) is a piece of legislation that seeks to define antisemitism under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. It would largely codify existing guidance contained in the Trump administration's 2019 executive order on combating antisemitism and incorporates the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of antisemitism. This resource provides answers to some frequently asked questions about the legislation, including:

  • What would this legislation do?
  • What is the IHRA definition of antisemitism?
  • Does this legislation violate the First Amendment or "criminalize" the gospel?
  • Does the IHRA definition of antisemitism restrict Christians' ability to proclaim the gospel?
  • Why is this legislation needed now?

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