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GOP Senators Introduce Bill To Allow Discrimination Against LGBT Individuals

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Spurred on by Tony Perkins (pictured above) and his extreme right-wing funded hate group the Family Research Council a  dozen Republican senators have introduced a bill called the Marriage and Religious Freedom Act that would bar the government from denying any person or group tax-exempt status for exercising their so-called “religious beliefs” and would give ANY “non-profit” group a ‘license to discriminate’ against LGBT individuals.

“Religious freedom is a foundation principle to our great nation, and it’s something that Louisianians and folks across the country cherish — including the millions of Americans, like myself, who support traditional marriage,” Sen. David Vitter, R-La.,and co-sponsor of the bill. “But, for a number of reasons, this basic freedom is under attack by the current administration. This bill will protect groups from administrative attacks, such as additional hurdles with taxes or obtaining federal grants or contracts.” (Yes.  This is the SAME David Vitter whose “Family Values” were exposed back in 2007, when it was revealed that he had been involved in a high-profile prostitution ring in Washington D.C.)

Vitter is an original co-sponsor of the bill wriiten by Senator Mike Lee R-UT (and Mormon) along with Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla.




Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, journalist and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story,

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