A bill is before Congress that would protect individuals, churches, and other organizations from being discriminated against because of their beliefs about gay marriage. The First Amendment Defense Act, which ingeniously frames the issue in terms of discrimination, has been bottled up in committee for over a year. Lawmakers don’t seem to want to take it up, even though Republicans control both houses.
Though President Obama would surely veto the bill, both Ted Cruz and Donald Trump (though not John Kasich) have promised to sign it. [Read more…]