Norton Calls Out Senator Lee For Misleading Public On His Anti-LGBT Bill That Covers One Local Jurisdiction—D.C. And Its Residents

Norton Calls Out Senator Lee for Misleading Public on His Anti-LGBT Bill that Covers One Local Jurisdiction—D.C. and Its Residents

Mar 19, 2018

Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today criticized Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) for failing to disclose to the public that his anti-LGBT First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) applies not only to the federal government but to one local jurisdiction, the District of Columbia, as well.  FADA would prohibit the federal and District of government, but not state governments, from denying benefits, contracts and the like to individuals, non-profits and for-profits that discriminate against LGBT people based on a sincerely-held religious belief or moral conviction.  FADA defines the District government as part of the federal government.  …

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