House Democrats Rep. Mike McIntyre (D-NC), and Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-IL) have joined Tea Party backed Rep. Paul Labrador (R-ID) and 57 other Republican co-sponsors in introducing the “Marriage And Religious Freedom Act.” The bill would ban the federal government from taking any “adverse action” against the opponents of same-sex marriage.
The purpose of the bill is to let individual federal employees, contractors, and grantees refuse to do their jobs or fulfill the terms of their taxpayer-funded contracts because because they have a religious view about certain lawfully-married gay couples, or LGBT individuals – and then to sue the federal government for damages if they don’t get their way.
Of course Brian brown of The National Organization for Marriage is thrilled saying:
“This is a critical piece of legislation to protect religious liberty as a cornerstone of our country and deserves our full support. Efforts to redefine marriage pose a direct threat to the free exercise of religion. This legislation would protect the right of organizations to communicate their views about marriage without threat that the tax code will be used to punish them. We applaud Congressman Labrador and his colleagues for their leadership on this important issue.”
Contact Rep. Mike McIntyre (D-NC) @ (202) 225-2731 and Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-IL) @ (202) 225 – 5701 and give them a piece of your mind over co-signing onto this bill that has nothing to do with Religious liberty and everything to do with bigotry and LGBT discrimination