With Time Running Out, Mike Lee Urges Colleagues To Protect Religious Freedom

With Time Running Out, Mike Lee Urges Colleagues To Protect Religious Freedom


Senator Mike Lee (R-UT), fiercely fighting an uphill battle to protect religious freedom, wrote a letter urging his colleagues to attach his amendment to the Respect for Marriage Act, which seeks to codify same-sex marriage into law.

Lee’s amendment passionately defends the right of religious people and religious institutions from predatory actions of the Federal government. In Lee’s letter to his colleagues, he notes a frightening exchange between Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito and Obama administration Solicitor General Donald Verrilli in 2015 during the oral arguments in Obergefell v. Hodges, in which the Supreme Court required states to license and recognize same-sex marriage.

When Alito asked whether religious universities opposed to same-sex marriage would lose their tax-exempt status, Verrilli replied, “It’s certainly going to be an issue. I don’t

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