Norton Introduces Bill To Protect LGBTQ Rights From Congressional Meddling – Metro Weekly
Norton introduces bill to protect LGBTQ rights from congressional meddling – Metro Weekly
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Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, the District of Columbia’s non-voting delegate to Congress, has introduced a bill to protect D.C.’s LGBTQ rights and reproductive freedom laws from attempts by Congress to misuse the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act in order to condone discrimination.
As written, RFRA requires that strict scrutiny be applied in situations where people claim their First Amendment right to practice their religion as they see fit has been violated. That means that even a law that is generally applicable to the wider public must be evaluated carefully to see if …