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Attorney General Nominee Jeff Sessions Maintains Stance on Anti-Gay Act

Attorney General Nominee Jeff Sessions Maintains Stance on Anti-Gay Act

Jeff Sessions

Another potential member of the Cabinet of Horrors. 

Jeff Sessions, Donald Trump's nominee for U.S. Attorney General, is standing by his support of the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA), which he says it's necessary, now that marriage equality is the law of the land, to protect religious organizations from being forced to marry same-sex couples against their will.

According to the ACLU, "the First Amendment already, quite clearly, protects the rights of clergy and churches to decide which unions solemnize within their faith traditions. In fact, since the founding of our country, no church has been forced to marry any couple in violation of its religious doctrine, something that has not changed since the arrival of marriage equality."

Though Sessions said in his senate hearings that he recognizes the Supreme Court's decision on marriage equality and will uphold it, FADA could open the door for LGBTQ discrimination from multiple directions. Read the ACLU's thoughts, here, and watch Sessions get questioned on marriage equality, below.

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