First Amendment Defense Act Policy Brief

The First Amendment Defense Act, reintroduced in 2018 by Utah Senator Mike Lee with 21 cosponsors, would allow for religiously-based discrimination by federal contractors, individuals, nonprofits, and businesses, which amounts to taxpayer funded discrimination. Currently, federal contractors employ 26 million workers, about 22 percent of the United State’s workforce. If FADA is signed into law, it will place these millions of Americans at risk, allowing employers to fire them for not adhering to their religious beliefs.

First Amendment Defense Act Policy Brief