Norton Calls Out First Amendment Defense Act For Threatening D.C.’s Civil Rights Laws
Norton calls out First Amendment Defense Act for threatening D.C.’s civil rights laws
U.S. Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) is criticizing U.S. Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), the chief sponsor of the First Amendment Defense Act, for provisions in the bill that would essentially gut the District’s civil rights laws extending protections to the LGBTQ community.
Lee and 21 other senators introduced FADA earlier this month to allow individuals who claim they have a “sincerely held religious belief” opposing homosexuality or same-sex marriage, or businesses operated by such individuals, from being punished by the government for discriminating against LGBTQ people.
The bill is so broadly written that …