Tuesday, July 12, 2016

White House calls FADA "Discriminatory"

The White House got some words for House Republicans.

Today, there's a congressional hearing on a federal “religious freedom” (FADA) bill that would bring about anti-LGBT discrimination.

Washington Blade reports
Jeff Tiller, a White House spokesperson, made the remarks in response to an email request from the Washington Blade to comment on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform’s controversial hearing on the First Amendment Defense Act.
“We strongly oppose attempts to roll back non-discrimination protections for LGBT Americans,” Tiller said. “It’s disturbing that congressional Republicans plan to hold a hearing tomorrow on discriminatory, anti-LGBT legislation. President Obama remains firmly committed to promoting and defending the equal rights of all Americans, including the rights of LGBT Americans.”

A coalition of 70 groups has called on Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) to cancel the hearing, which is set to take place on the one-month anniversary of the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., claiming the lives of 49 people and wounding 53 others. The White House didn’t respond to a follow-up e-mail on whether the Obama administration agrees the hearing should be cancelled.
It should be cancelled

1 comment:

Bob Slatten said...

A month after Pulse and they're talking about legalizing hate? Have they learned nothing?

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