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(Worthy News) - Legislators on Capitol Hill are weighting a bill that would protect those who have a religious objection to gay marriage.
Although the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in a historic ruling last year, the fight over gay marriage and religious belief is far from over. A new bill called the First Amendment Defese Act has now become the center of controversy.
FADA is a GOP bill aimed at ensuring those who believe marriage is between a man and a woman will not be punished for following their belief. It would also keep churches and other religious organizations from losing their tax-exempt status because they hold to biblical marriage.
"The bill reaffirms the letter and spirit of the First Amendment, by stating unequivocally that the federal government may not revoke or deny a federal tax exemption, grant, contract, accreditation, license or certification to an individual or institution based on a religious belief about marriage," Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, said during a House hearing Tuesday. [ Source ]