Action Alert

Urge Senate to kill bill to gut First Amendment

Please urge your U.S. senators to oppose a theocrat-minded bill that would weaken the First Amendment.

The United States Senate is considering the badly misnamed First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) — a bill that actually attempts to gut the First Amendment. Please take a moment to contact your senators using our easy automated system and urge them to oppose S. 2525.

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The act would legalize discrimination against people in same-sex relationships. For example, this toxic bill would remove all consequences for a cake decorator or florist who refused to serve a gay couple and would embolden government employees to follow the lead of officials such as Kim Davis in denying gay couples equal access to services.

Amid widespread opposition from FFRF and many other groups, the First Amendment Defense Act died in Congress in 2016. It has been reintroduced and now is the best time to stop it.

The bill’s supporters irrationally believe that those who need protection are religious individuals doing the discriminating, not those being discriminated against. While the Supreme Court ponders whether cake decorators have a unique exception to anti-discrimination laws based partially on artistic speech, S. 2525 would allow anyone asserting religious offense to discriminate against same-sex couples.

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