The First Amendment Defense Act (H.R. 2802/S. 1598), sponsored by Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho), would prevent the federal government from discriminating against supporters of natural marriage. Here are questions and answers about the bill.
What does the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) do?
The First Amendment Defense Act would prevent the federal government from discriminating against individuals and entities because they affirm marriage as between a man and a woman or that sexual relationships are best reserved for such marriage.
FADA would prohibit the federal government from penalizing persons for their personal, moral, or religious beliefs in natural marriage in grants, contracts, tax treatment, and other programs. It also protects individuals and some entities that believe, teach, or establish in codes of conduct that sexual relations are best reserved for natural marriage.