The First Amendment Defense Act

Pursuant to the recent Supreme Court decision, Rod Dreher, a senior editor and blogger at The American Conservative, stated: “…when a Supreme Court majority is willing to invent rights out of nothing, it is impossible to have faith that the First Amendment will offer any but the barest protection to religious dissenters from gay rights orthodoxy.” (Time, Orthodox Christians Must Now Learn To Live as Exiles in Our Own Country)

In anticipation of the potential that judicial activists might, once again, choose to legislate from the bench, Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) and Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID) recently introduced a bill called The First Amendment Defense Act, that would “prevent any agency from denying a federal tax exemption, grant, contract, accreditation, license, or certification to an individual or institution for acting on their religious belief that marriage is a union between one man and one woman.” (Conservative Review, How Conservatives Should Respond To The Court’s Marriage Decision).