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  1. The wrong idea for government and religionRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | The Wave

    The "First Amendment Defense Act" is one of those proposals that will sound good to almost everybody until you read beyond the title. This Editorial Board applauds any effort to defend the First Amendment to the Constitution and its guarantees of Americans' freedoms of religion, speech, press and peaceable assembly, as well as our right to petition the government.

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  2. EDITORIAL: The wrong idea for government and religionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The Press-Enterprise

    The "First Amendment Defense Act" is one of those proposals that will sound good to almost everybody - until you read beyond the title. This Editorial Board applauds any effort to defend the First Amendment to the Constitution and its guarantees of Americans' freedoms of religion, speech, press and peaceable assembly, as well as our right to petition the government.

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  3. The wrong idea for government and religionRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | LA Daily News

    The “First Amendment Defense Act” is one of those proposals that will sound good to almost everybody - until you read beyond the title. This editorial board applauds any effort to defend the First Amendment to the Constitution and its guarantees of Americans' freedoms of religion, speech, press and peaceable assembly, as well as our right to petition the government.

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  4. Delegates want substance in Trump acceptance speechRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | Washington Examiner

    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has been light on specifics about how he would run the government if he's elected president, and delegates want the vagueness to end with tonight's acceptance speech. "Probably the biggest thing I'd like to hear is not just what he's saying, but how he's going to do it," Utah delegate Bill Lee told the Washington Examiner .

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  5. Guest column: Little a bit too moderate?Read the original story

    Wednesday Jul 13 | Post Register

    As Lt. Gov. Brad Little approaches an age when people start thinking about slowing it down with their professional careers, he's looking to accelerate his - as a candidate for governor in 2018.

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  6. Creep Of The Week: Raul LabradorRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 13 | Pridesource.com

    With the massacre of men and women at a gay club in Orlando barely behind us, one could perhaps be forgiven for thinking that this horrific hate crime had inspired some soul searching for members of the United States House. You know, "We are Orlando" and all that.

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  7. Rep. Labrador: Religious Liberty Threatened by 'Growing Intolerance' in AmericaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 13 | Cybercast News Service

    Rep. Raul Labrador promoted his bill to protect religious liberty, which he called a "fundamental freedom" that is being threatened by a "growing intolerance" in the public sphere. "Religious pluralism is a hallmark of our nation's promise.

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  8. Rep. Jim Jordan pushes Freedom Caucus agenda: 5 bills he wants passedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 13 | Cleveland.com

    The conservative House Freedom Caucus is intent on impeaching IRS chief John Koskinen this year and passing bills to address abortion, immigration, gay marriage and welfare reform, group chairman Jim Jordan, a Champaign County Republican, declared Wednesday. "We have been very clear that we think Mr. Koskinen should go," said Jordan, who accuses Koskinen of trying to cover up efforts by others in his agency to target conservative groups for improper tax scrutiny.

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  9. House committee hearing on First Amendment Defense Act; prelates call for passageRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 13 | Catholic World News

    Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, chairman of the US bishops' Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage, and Archbishop William Lori, chairman of the Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty, issued a statement calling for the passage of the First Amendment Defense Act , sponsored by Rep. Raul Labrador . According to the Congressional Research Service, the legislation prohibits the federal government from "taking discriminatory action against a person on the basis that such person believes or acts in accordance with a religious belief or moral conviction that: marriage is or should be recognized as the union of one man and one woman, or sexual relations are properly reserved to such a marriage."

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  10. First Amendment Defense Act raises debate on punishing belief against same-sex marriageRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 12 | WorthyNews

    A House hearing convened Tuesday to discuss legislation aimed at bolstering protections for those who believe marriage is the union between one man and one woman. Sponsored by Sen. Mike Lee, Utah Republican, and Rep. Raul R. Labrador, Idaho Republican, the First Amendment Defense Act would prohibit the federal government from punishing individuals and organizations for their beliefs about sexuality and marriage.

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  11. Red vs. Blue: Two Idaho Delegates, Two Conventions, One Big PrizeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2015 | Boise Weekly

    Steve Yates is days away from leading Idaho's GOP elite into Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena, the site of one of the most provocative Republican National Conventions in recent memory. Yates, chairman of the Idaho Republican Party, said while most of the nation's focus will be on presumptive nominee Donald Trump's acceptance as the GOP standard-bearer, he's equally anxious to hear what other top-tier Republicans have to say about their chances against presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

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  12. GOP religious freedom bill ignites new fight over gay marriageRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 12 | The Miami Herald

    Idaho Republican Rep. Raul Labrador, right, sponsor of the First Amendment Defense Act, testifies at a House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform hearing in Washington on Tuesday, July 12, 2016. Labrador said his bill aimed to give new legal protections for people who believe in traditional marriage, while critics say it would discriminate against gays and lesbians.

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  13. LGBT rights vs. 'religious freedom' on full display at hearingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 12 | Washington Blade

    Sen. Mike Lee and Rep. RaAol Labrador spoke at a hearing for 'religious freedom' on July 12, 2016. The national debate between LGBT rights and anti-LGBT discrimination in the name of "religious freedom" was on full display Tuesday during a congressional hearing on the First Amendment Defense Act.

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  14. Piotrowski slams Labrador legislationRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 12 | The Spokesman-Review

    Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador's Democratic challenger, James Piotrowski, issued a statement today highly critical of Labrador's "First Amendment Defense Act," saying the measure would "open the door to unprecedented discrimination against Idahoans and millions of other Americans." The bill is designed to protect against any federal penalties, including loss of federal grants, contracts or tax exemptions, for those who act out of religious objections to same-sex marriage or extra-marital relations.

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  15. Congressman Cummings Destroys Arguments For License-To-Discriminate Bill In Three Minutes FlatRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 12 | ThinkProgress

    Exactly one month after the deadliest gun massacre in recent U.S. history at a gay bar in Orlando, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a hearing on Tuesday on a bill that would give a license to discriminate against gay individuals under the guise of freedom of religion. The bill, the First Amendment Defense Act , was introduced by Sen. Mike Lee and Rep. Raul Labrador last year, and would provide special legal protections to individuals who oppose same-sex marriage and those who oppose extramarital sex.

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  16. Dem: GOP 'tone deaf' for holding gay marriage hearing after OrlandoRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 12 | Washington Examiner

    A Democratic lawmaker on Tuesday accused his Republican colleagues of being "tone deaf" for holding a hearing on a bill to protect religious dissenters of same-sex marriage exactly one month after the shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando. "Why in the world would you choose today of all days to hold a hearing on this discriminatory legislation? To say that this hearing is politically tone deaf is the understatement of the year," said Rep Elijah Cummings, D- Md., at a House Oversight and Government Reform committee hearing.

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  17. Ohio gay marriage plaintiff denounces First Amendment Defense ActRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 12 | Cleveland.com

    A year after the U.S. Supreme Court used an Ohio case to legalize gay marriage nationwide, the case's plaintiff appeared before Congress to denounce a legislative effort he contended would undermine those rights. Backers of the bill dubbed the "First Amendment Defense Act" say it would protect religious universities policies' on same sex marriage, and ensure that faith-based agencies can insist that children they put up for adoption "need both a father and mother."

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  18. House holds lively hearing on Labrador's 'First Amendment Defense Act' re same-sex marriageRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 12 | The Spokesman-Review

    A House committee is holding a hearing today on Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador's "First Amendment Defense Act," which seeks to protect people who act because of their religious views about same-sex marriage or extra-marital relations from any federal penalties, including loss of federal grants, contracts, tax exemptions and more. You can watch live here .

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  19. Watch Live Now: House Panel Holds Hearing on Vilest Anti-LGBT...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 12 | Towleroad

    The House Committee on Oversight and Reform is holding hearings today, on the one-month anniversary of the Orlando shooting, on the First Amendment Defense Act, a vile, anti- LGBT religious freedom bill. The bill was introduced by the two bigots pictured above, Rep. Raul Labrador , left, and Sen. Mike Lee .

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  20. White House slams congressional 'religious freedom' hearingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 11 | Washington Blade

    Tuesday's congressional hearing on a federal "religious freedom" bill that would enable anti-LGBT discrimination is "disturbing," a White House spokesperson said Monday. 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 & Government Reform's controversial hearing on the First Amendment Defense Act.

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