(Worthy News) - A House hearing convened Tuesday to discuss legislation aimed at bolstering protections for those who believe marriage is the union between one man and one woman.
Sponsored by Sen. Mike Lee, Utah Republican, and Rep. Raul R. Labrador, Idaho Republican, the First Amendment Defense Act would prohibit the federal government from punishing individuals and organizations for their beliefs about sexuality and marriage.
Testifying before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Mr. Lee said the legislation is necessary in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court decision last year in Obergefell v. Hodges, which created a constitutional right to same-sex marriage. [ Source ]
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