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Important New Legislation Unveiled Today

 

The Washington Post reports on a new bill called the Marriage and Religious Freedom Act written by Representative Raúl Labrador (R-Id.) and already enjoying support from a bi-partisan coalition including Rep. Mike McIntyre (D-N.C.), Rep. Steve Scalise(R-La.), Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Ind.) and scored of other co-sponsors.

According to WaPo:

Bride and GroomThe bill... is a "narrowly-tailored piece of legislation" that would protect groups "from discrimination by the federal government," [Labrador] said in an interview this week.

Labrador said he began drafting his proposal partly out of fear that the IRS and other federal agencies might unfairly target groups that oppose same-sex marriage after the Supreme Court struck down a federal law barring same-sex couples from obtaining federal benefit this summer.

According to a press release on his website, Representative Labrador's bill "will ensure tolerance for individuals and organizations that affirm traditional marriage, protecting them from adverse federal action."


Our friends at Heritage will be hosting Representative Labrador for a live-streaming event this afternoon at 1 PM. Also joining in that conference will be Representative Tim Huelskamp, who is leading the effort for a Federal Marriage Protection Amendment. Watch the event live if you can.

And contact your legislators to urge them to support these two important initiaves.