About the bill
The First Amendment Defense Act (S. 1598, H.R. 2802) would prohibit the federal government from discriminating against an individual due to their religious or moral belief that two people of the same sex should not be permitted to marry or that same-sex marriage should not be recognized. A discriminatory action would include changes in tax treatment or reduction of federal grants or benefits. In his press release on the introduction of the bill, cosponsor Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) explained that the bill would prohibit the IRS from revoking tax ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Idaho's 1st congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Jun 17, 2015
Length: 7 pages
114th Congress, 2015–2017
This bill was introduced on June 17, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
What legislators are saying
“Committee Considers Labrador Bill To Protect Religious Freedom”
— Rep. Raúl Labrador [R-ID1, 2011-2018] (Sponsor) on Jul 12, 2016
Jun 17, 2015
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H.R. 2802 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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First Amendment Defense Act, H.R. 2802, 114th Cong. (2015).
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