According to a press release issued today by Maggie Gallagher, six GOP presidential candidates have signed a pledge to sign the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) into law within the first 100 days of their administration.
FADA would bar the federal government from acting against anyone who discriminates against LGBT Americans in the guise of “religious liberty.”
The pledge was orchestrated by Gallagher’s American Principles Project, the Family Research Council, and the Heritage Foundation. The reported signees are unsurprising: Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee, Ben Carson, Rick Santorum, and Marco Rubio.
From Gallagher’s statement:
“It has become clear that the First Amendment Defense Act is rapidly becoming a signature issue that unifies the GOP. Three out of the four top contenders for the nomination — Carson, Cruz, and Rubio — have pledged to prioritize passing FADA in their first 100 days of office. Additionally, Bush, Graham, Paul, and now for the first time, Donald Trump, have publicly expressed support for FADA. Real, concrete protections for gay marriage dissenters appear to be just one election victory away.”
The chances of FADA being passed by Congress are extremely slim to say the least. And these hate groups know that.