Via press release from the Alliance Defending Freedom:
This dangerously cynical and completely unnecessary bill is a direct attack on the First Amendment. It does nothing to change the legal status of same-sex marriage anywhere.
But it undermines religious freedom everywhere and exposes Americans throughout the country to predatory lawsuits by activists seeking to use the threat of litigation to silence debate and exclude people of faith from the public square.
Today, the Senate has chosen to disregard legitimate concerns about the undeniable harms of this bill.
If the Senate truly cared about protecting religious freedom, it would have included comprehensive amendments proposed by Sens. Lee, Rubio, and Lankford.
ADF remains committed to ensuring the First Amendment protects the rights of all Americans and to defending those who will likely be targeted because of this legislation.
ADF’s statement about today’s (yesterday) sad day can be found here: https://t.co/RUMmiJmMkg
— Christian Civic League of Maine (@CCLMaine) November 30, 2022