- To examine how the Supreme Court’s Obergefell v. Hodges ruling affects individuals who and organizations that maintain a sincerely held religious belief or moral conviction about marriage.
- To review how FADA can ensure Americans are not treated unfairly by the government for such a belief or conviction.
The real problem with this bill is that it is unconstitutional on its face. It provides special rights to a group of people based upon their religious beliefs. Therefore, it insults both Equal Protection guarantees and the Establishment Clause.
Even if this dangerous, crazy bill gets out of this committee, it is still stuck in Ways and Means. Even if it gets to the floor of the House and they somehow pass this thing, the Senate does not seem similarly disposed. The Senate version is identical and it has been stuck in the Senate Judiciary Committee for over a year. I suspect that it is DOA. Obama is sure as hell not going to sign this thing.
This is theater. Some fun might come our way when Barney Frank testifies (I am assuming that he has not already done so).