Content Filed Under: First Amendment Defense Act

Posts regarding the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA), used to justify religious exemptions and discrimination against LGBTQ people.

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Deceptively Titled ‘First Amendment Defense Act,’ Aimed at Easing Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination, Reintroduced in United States Senate

By Adam Polaski • March 8, 2018, 2:23 pm Today's version of the bill is in some specific ways narrower than similar legislation previously introduced, but the heart of the matter remains the same. 
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One Month After Pulse Shooting, House Lawmakers Consider Anti-LGBT Bill

By Adam Polaski • July 12, 2016, 12:44 pm Lawmakers on a U.S. House of Representatives committee today heard testimony on the deceptively titled “First Amendment Defense Act” (FADA), legislation that enables taxpayer-funded discrimination against legally married same-sex couples and their families.
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More Than 70 Groups Call on Rep. Jason Chaffetz to Cancel House Hearing on Discriminatory ‘First Amendment Defense Act’

By Megan Clayton • July 7, 2016, 5:14 pm Dozens of organizations supporting LGBT equality are calling on Representative Jason Chaffetz to cancel a scheduled hearing on the deceptively-named “First Amendment Defense Act.”
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Anti-LGBT Bill ‘First Amendment Defense Act’ Scheduled for July 12 Hearing

By Adam Polaski • June 28, 2016, 2:14 pm The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (OGR) will hold a hearing on the deceptively titled First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) on July 12.
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Eye on the Opposition: The First Amendment Defense Act’s Extreme Supporters

By Megan Clayton • August 5, 2015, 5:44 pm To understand the true intentions of the so-called "First Amendment Defense Act," one need look no further than the list of cosponsors and supporting organizations.