S. 1598: First Amendment Defense Act

Introduced:

Jun 17, 2015

Status:

Referred to Committee on Jun 17, 2015

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on June 17, 2015, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Sponsor:

Mike Lee

Junior Senator from Utah

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Jun 17, 2015
Length: 7 pages

Prognosis:

1% chance of being enacted (details)

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to prevent discriminatory treatment of any person on the basis of views held with respect to marriage.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Summary

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 ...

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History

Jun 17, 2015
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

 
Reported by Committee

 
Passed Senate

 
Passed House

 
Signed by the President

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