State Policy Brief: Government Nondiscrimination Acts

Family Research Council recommends and supports government nondiscrimination acts (GNDAs) as an effective means of ensuring Americans are never penalized for affirming biblical teachings on marriage and sexuality. Religious freedom is foundational to America’s national identity, having been enshrined within the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. No government entity in the United States should ever inflict legal penalties on individuals on account of their religious beliefs.

Key Points:

No government entity in the United States should ever inflict legal penalties on individuals on account of their religious beliefs.

GNDAs protect the religious freedom of individuals and entities by prohibiting the state from taking adverse action against them on account of their religious beliefs or moral convictions related to marriage and sexuality.

GNDAs also create a private right of action for individuals whose religious freedom rights have been violated by the government.

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