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The following statement regarding the “Respect for Marriage Act,” passed by Congress, may be attributed to Kelly Shackelford, President, CEO, and Chief Counsel for First Liberty Institute:
Congress just passed a law that punishes the free exercise of religion. The so-called “Respect for Marriage Act” lets radical activists harass faith-based institutions in court because of their religious beliefs about marriage. No American should be punished for holding a faith-based view on marriage, even if that view conflicts with the government’s current preferred definition. And, no American should change their religious convictions about marriage just because a few politicians changed theirs.