Religious Liberty Bill Inches Forward in House After 10 Months; Time Was Needed, Says Congress
Apr 23, 2016 11:00 PM EDT
Protesters waited for over 300 days and the religious liberty bill for the marriage debate has finally been heard. The committee has arrived to a verdict regarding what many have fought for and recently, and the involved heads claimed that all the talk and discussions for such is completely necessary.
According to WND, the said legislation has drawn the attention of some 164 co-sponsors starting last June to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, says that situations may be further pushing the bill's possibilities forward, care of the support of the majority.
As per Navy Gentleman, Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho and the original sponsor, became a bit straighter with his statement, saying that there might be a bill to surface quite soon. Labelled as the First Amendment Defense Act, the said bill looks to prohibit the government from any and all discrimination against individuals or organizations thereof, based on their own belief that marriage is only permitted and exclusive as a binding of a man and a woman. It was over 10 months ago that Labrador presented the legislation to shield conscience rights after the Supreme Court's decision regarding legalizing same sex marriage.
Over the course of the said months, noted by Daily Signal, the said concern has enticed many to take a look at it. Last April 5th, Mississippi submitted a religious liberty bill to the proper law, along with Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, a Republican, went for an identical application. Upon being questioned as to why the bill lingered in the committee for quite a while, Chaffetz explained that a clearance for passage was a necessary move before the gauging of votes came up. Chaffetz spoke further that they have to be sure that all the right people are on board for it, and to see the method to be used for a hearing of such.
Chaffetz supported his statement as well that it is, indeed, a heavy issue and needed to make the base firm. Labrador added that congress is slow, and that as important as the issue is, time was necessary for the hearing, and now is the time to do so.