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16-HR2802 on Jun 17, 2015

Bill Sponsorship: respecting faith-based opposition to same-sex marriage
Source: H.R.2802
Congressional Summary: The First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) 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:
  1. marriage is or should be recognized as the union of one man and one woman, or
  2. sexual relations are properly reserved to such a marriage.
Legal Argument Opposed: [Secular.org]: "The stated purpose of FADA is to protect the tax-exempt status, government contract, or any other federal benefit of those who do not comply with the Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling. This act's true impact would allow for sweeping, taxpayer-funded discrimination against same-sex couples and their children--all under the guise of religious liberty. FADA would completely eviscerate the historic nondiscrimination Executive Order that President Obama signed last summer that prohibits federal contractors from engaging in discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The First Amendment protects freedom of religion and freedom from religion, not the special privileges of the religiously affiliated at the expense of the fundamental rights of other Americans."

Political Argument Opposed: [ACLU, July 20, 2015]: The House of Representatives & leading anti-LGBT organizations are pushing a bill--disingenuously titled the First Amendment Defense Act--that would open the door to unprecedented taxpayer-funded discrimination against LGBT people, single mothers, and unmarried couples. This bill would

  • allow federal contractors, including those that provide homeless shelters or drug treatment programs, to turn away LGBT people
  • permit a university to fire an unmarried teacher simply for becoming pregnant
  • permit federal employees to refuse to process tax returns, visa applications, or Social Security checks for all married same-sex couples
Also see related Senate legislation S.2024


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 3. Question 3: Comfortable with same-sex marriage Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Civil Rights
  • Headline: Respect faith-based opposition to same-sex marriage (Score: -2)

  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
  • Memberships: c=chair; m=member; e=endorsed; f=profiled; s=scored
  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 16-HR2802



Republicans participating in 16-HR2802

Robert Aderholt s1sAlabama RepublicanJun 17, 2015
Rick Allen s1sGeorgia Republican House MemberJun 17, 2015
Brian Babin s1sTexas Republican House MemberJun 17, 2015
Andy Barr s1sKentucky RepublicanJul 9, 2015
Dan Benishek s1sMichigan RepublicanJul 21, 2015
Gus Bilirakis s1sFlorida RepublicanJul 28, 2015
Mike Bishop s1sMichigan Republican House MemberJul 8, 2015
Rob Bishop s1sUtah RepublicanJun 17, 2015
Diane Black s1sTennessee RepublicanJun 17, 2015
Marsha Blackburn s1sTennessee RepublicanJun 17, 2015
Rod Blum s1sIowa Republican House MemberJul 13, 2015
Kevin Brady s1sTexas RepublicanJul 8, 2015
Dave Brat s1sVirginia Republican House MemberJun 17, 2015
Jim Bridenstine s1sOklahoma RepublicanJun 24, 2015
Mo Brooks s1sAlabama RepublicanJun 23, 2015
Ken Buck s1sCO Republican Challenger (withdrawn)Jun 24, 2015
Michael Burgess s1sTexas RepublicanJul 7, 2015
Bradley Byrne s1sAlabama Republican NomineeJun 24, 2015
Ken Calvert s1sCalifornia RepublicanJul 7, 2015
Buddy Carter s1sGeorgia Republican House MemberJul 13, 2015
John Carter s1sTexas RepublicanJun 17, 2015
Steve Chabot s1sOhio RepublicanFeb 10, 2016
Jason Chaffetz s1sUT Former Republican Challenger (2011)Jun 17, 2015
Curt Clawson s1sFlorida RepublicanJul 13, 2015
Tom Cole s1sOklahoma RepublicanJul 13, 2015
Chris Collins s1sNew York RepublicanJul 13, 2015
Doug Collins s1sGeorgia RepublicanJun 17, 2015
Kevin Cramer s1sNorth Dakota RepublicanJun 17, 2015
Rick Crawford s1sArkansas RepublicanJul 16, 2015
Warren Davidson s1sOhio RepublicanJun 28, 2016
Ron DeSantis s1sFL Republican Senate candidateJul 23, 2015
Scott DesJarlais s1sTennessee RepublicanJun 23, 2015
Jeff Duncan s1sSouth Carolina RepublicanJun 17, 2015
Tom Emmer s1sMinnesota Republican House MemberJul 28, 2015
Blake Farenthold s1sTexas RepublicanJul 13, 2015
Chuck Fleischmann s1sTennessee RepublicanJul 7, 2015
John Fleming s1sLA Republican Senate candidateJun 17, 2015
Bill Flores s1sTexas RepublicanJul 7, 2015
Randy Forbes s1sVirginia RepublicanJul 7, 2015
Jeff Fortenberry s1sNebraska RepublicanJun 17, 2015
Trent Franks s1sArizona RepublicanJun 17, 2015
Scott Garrett s1sNew Jersey RepublicanJun 17, 2015
Bob Gibbs s1sOhio RepublicanJul 16, 2015
Louie Gohmert s1sTexas RepublicanJul 13, 2015
Bob Goodlatte s1sVirginia RepublicanJul 8, 2015
Paul Gosar s1sArizona RepublicanJun 17, 2015
Trey Gowdy s1sSouth Carolina RepublicanJun 17, 2015
Garret Graves s1sLouisiana Republican Runoff NomineeJul 23, 2015
Tom Graves s1sGeorgia RepublicanJun 17, 2015
Morgan Griffith s1sVirginia RepublicanJun 14, 2016
Glenn Grothman s1sWisconsin Republican House MemberJun 17, 2015
Brett Guthrie s1sKentucky RepublicanSep 8, 2015
Cresent Hardy s1sNevada Republican House MemberJul 9, 2015
Gregg Harper s1sMississippi RepublicanJul 13, 2015
Andy Harris s1sMaryland RepublicanJun 17, 2015
Vicky Hartzler s1sMissouri RepublicanJun 17, 2015
Jeb Hensarling s1sTexas RepublicanJul 16, 2015
Jody Hice s1sGeorgia Republican House MemberJun 17, 2015
George Holding s1sNorth Carolina RepublicanJul 9, 2015
Richard Hudson s1sNorth Carolina RepublicanJun 25, 2015
Tim Huelskamp s1sKansas RepublicanJun 17, 2015
Bill Huizenga s1sMichigan RepublicanMar 15, 2016
Randy Hultgren s1sIllinois RepublicanJul 9, 2015
Duncan Hunter s1sCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2008)Jul 13, 2015
Will Hurd s1sTexas Republican House MemberMar 7, 2016
Robert Hurt s1sVirginia RepublicanJun 24, 2015
Evan Jenkins s1sWest Virginia Republican House MemberJul 13, 2015
Bill Johnson s1sOhio RepublicanApr 12, 2016
Sam Johnson s1sTexas RepublicanJun 17, 2015
Walter Beaman Jones s1sNorth Carolina RepublicanJun 17, 2015
Jim Jordan s1sOhio RepublicanJun 17, 2015
Mike Kelly s1sPennsylvania RepublicanJun 17, 2015
Trent Kelly s1sMississippi Republican House MemberJul 16, 2015
John Kline s1sMinnesota RepublicanJul 27, 2015
Raul Labrador s2pIdaho RepublicanJun 17, 2015
Doug LaMalfa s1sCalifornia RepublicanJul 8, 2015
Doug Lamborn s1sColorado RepublicanJun 17, 2015
Billy Long s1sMissouri RepublicanDec 3, 2015
Barry Loudermilk s1sGeorgia Republican House MemberJun 23, 2015
Mia Love s1sUtah Republican House MemberJun 17, 2015
Blaine Luetkemeyer s1sMissouri RepublicanMar 17, 2016
Cynthia Lummis s1sWyoming RepublicanJul 9, 2015
Kenny Marchant s1sTexas RepublicanJun 17, 2015
Tom Marino s1sPennsylvania RepublicanJul 13, 2015
Thomas Massie s1sKentucky RepublicanJul 16, 2015
Michael McCaul s1sTexas RepublicanJul 23, 2015
Mark Meadows s1sNorth Carolina RepublicanJun 17, 2015
Luke Messer s1sIndiana RepublicanJul 7, 2015
John Mica s1sFlorida RepublicanOct 20, 2015
Jeff Miller s1sFlorida RepublicanJun 17, 2015
John Moolenaar s1sMichigan Republican House MemberJul 8, 2015
Markwayne Mullin s1sOklahoma RepublicanJun 17, 2015
Tim Murphy s1sPennsylvania RepublicanJul 7, 2015
Randy Neugebauer s1sTexas RepublicanJun 17, 2015
Dan Newhouse s1sWashington Republican House MemberJun 25, 2015
Kristi Noem s1sSD RepublicanJul 13, 2015
Pete Olson s1sTexas RepublicanJun 23, 2015
Steven Palazzo s1sMississippi RepublicanJun 17, 2015
Gary Palmer s1sAlabama Republican House MemberJun 17, 2015
Scott Perry s1sPennsylvania RepublicanJul 8, 2015
Robert Pittenger s1sNorth Carolina RepublicanJun 17, 2015
Joseph Pitts s1sPennsylvania RepublicanJun 17, 2015
Mike Pompeo s1sKansas RepublicanJun 17, 2015
Bill Posey s1sFlorida RepublicanJul 7, 2015
John Ratcliffe s1sTexas Republican House MemberJul 7, 2015
Reid Ribble s1sWisconsin RepublicanJul 9, 2015
Tom Rice s1sSouth Carolina RepublicanMar 16, 2016
Scott Rigell s1sVirginia RepublicanMar 2, 2016
Martha Roby s1sAlabama RepublicanJul 8, 2015
Mike Rogers s1sMichigan RepublicanJul 7, 2015
Dana Rohrabacher s1sCalifornia RepublicanJul 7, 2015
Peter Roskam s1sIllinois RepublicanJul 18, 2016
Dennis Ross s1sFlorida RepublicanJul 21, 2015
Keith Rothfus s1sPennsylvania RepublicanJun 17, 2015
David Rouzer s1sNorth Carolina Republican House MemberJun 17, 2015
Steve Russell s1sOklahoma Republican House MemberJul 22, 2015
Matt Salmon s1sArizona RepublicanJun 17, 2015
Mark Sanford s1sSC Former Republican Governor (2002-2010)Jun 17, 2015
Steve Scalise s1sLA Republican challengerJul 7, 2015
David Schweikert s1sArizona RepublicanJul 9, 2015
Austin Scott s1sGeorgia RepublicanJul 16, 2015
James Sensenbrenner s1sWisconsin RepublicanJan 13, 2016
Pete Sessions s1sTexas RepublicanJun 17, 2015
Adrian Smith s1sNebraska RepublicanFeb 23, 2016
Christopher Smith s1sNew Jersey RepublicanJun 17, 2015
Jason Smith s1sMissouri RepublicanApr 11, 2016
Lamar Smith s1sTexas RepublicanJun 17, 2015
Chris Stewart s1sUtah RepublicanJun 17, 2015
Marlin Stutzman s1sIN Republican Senate candidateJul 7, 2015
Glenn Thompson s1sPennsylvania RepublicanSep 8, 2015
Mac Thornberry s1sTexas RepublicanJul 21, 2015
Scott Tipton s1sColorado RepublicanApr 11, 2016
Ann Wagner s1sMissouri RepublicanJun 17, 2015
Tim Walberg s1sMichigan RepublicanJun 17, 2015
Mark Walker s1sNorth Carolina Republican House MemberJul 8, 2015
Jackie Walorski s1sIndiana RepublicanMay 10, 2016
Randy Weber s1sTexas RepublicanJun 17, 2015
Brad Wenstrup s1sOhio RepublicanJul 7, 2015
Bruce Westerman s1sArkansas Republican House MemberJul 8, 2015
Lynn Westmoreland s1sGeorgia RepublicanJun 17, 2015
Ed Whitfield s1sKentucky RepublicanJul 13, 2015
Roger Williams s1sTexas RepublicanJun 25, 2015
Joe Wilson s1sSouth Carolina RepublicanJul 13, 2015
Steve Womack s1sArkansas RepublicanJul 23, 2015
Rob Woodall s1sGeorgia RepublicanJul 21, 2015
Kevin Yoder s1sKansas RepublicanMay 27, 2016
Ted Yoho s1sFlorida RepublicanJun 17, 2015
Lee Zeldin s1sNew York Republican House MemberJul 22, 2015
Ryan Zinke s1sMontana Republican House MemberJun 24, 2015



Independents participating in 16-HR2802

Charles Boustany s1sLA U.S. Rep and Republican Senate ChallengerJul 13, 2015
Mick Mulvaney s1sSC Budget DirectorJul 9, 2015
Tom Price s1sGA Health and Human ServicesJul 8, 2015



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 0
Republicans: 149
Independents: 3


















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