Norton Condemns Latest Republican Attack On D.C.’s LGBT Community And Vows To Defeat It

Norton Condemns Latest Republican Attack on D.C.’s LGBT Community and Vows to Defeat It

Mar 14, 2018

Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today condemned the introduction of the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA), sponsored by Senator Mike Lee (R-UT), which would prohibit the federal and District of Columbia governments, but not state governments, from denying benefits, contracts and the like to individuals, non-profits and for-profits that discriminate against LGBT people, as well as individuals who engage in extramarital relations, based on a sincerely-held religious belief or moral conviction.  Norton said FADA could effectively gut D.C.’s LGBT anti-discrimination laws by not only prohibiting the D.C. government from enforcing the …

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