July 13, 2016/News

House considers anti-gay marriage protections

Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty is fighting hard against the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) – more accurately known as the Right to Discriminate Act – that would allow private businesses to discriminate against LGBT people. At the same time, her Republican opponent, Clay Cope, has refused to answer if he would support FADA.

“This is a simple question: Would Clay Cope join with congressional Republicans in support of legislation codifying the right to discriminate against the LGBT community? Elizabeth Esty has steadfastly fought for equality, standing strong against Republican attacks on LGBT people. Yet Clay Cope doesn’t even have the courage to make his position known. What does he stand for?” – Connecticut Democratic Party spokesman Leigh Appleby

News-Times: House considers anti-gay marriage protections