As marriage equality has spread across the country the Religious Right, and their allies in state legislatures, have continuously pushed for legislation that uses false claims of religious freedom to shred this hard-won equality. Contact your members of Congress today and demand that they stand up for the religious freedom of all Americans.
Congress is, once again, considering passing legislation to take money out of public schools and put it toward private, parochial education. Join Interfaith Alliance in defending religious freedom by urging your Member of Congress to vote against any legislation that allows public money to go to private and religious schools.
The President’s words at the summit show that he clearly heard our call for a more inclusive, more effective approach. But in order for those words to be matched by actions, he needs to hear from you too.
Join us in thanking the President for his statements at the Countering Violent Extremism summit and urge him to follow these words with policies that respect religious freedom and community.
While existing federal laws prohibit workplace discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, national origin and disability, no federal law exists to protect employees from discrimination on the basis of real or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity. In 30 states, an individual can be fired, refused a job, demoted or denied a promotion based on his or her sexual orientation, and in 38 states it is legal to do so because of an individual’s gender identity.
With the 113th Congress underway, legislators need to hear from you—their constituents—that supporting measures to protect religious freedom and prevent discrimination based on religion should be a priority. Will you take a few minutes now to email your members of Congress about the legislative agenda you hope they will set?
The tendency to prejudge our fellow Americans because of perceptions – often misperceptions – based upon the color of their skin, their faith or their ethnic heritage, is something nearly everyone struggles with at some point in their lives; members of law enforcement are no exception. Please take a moment today to ask your Representatives to support the End Racial Profiling Act (ERPA)(H.R. 3618/S. 1670).
No adoption agency that receives taxpayer support should be able to discriminate against potential parents based solely on marital status or sexual orientation. Though this is unfortunately legal in many states, you can help change this by contacting your member of Congress and asking them to support the Every Child Deserves a Family Act today.
Since 1996, the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) has prevented same-gender marriages from being recognized as legal on a federal level. By repealing DOMA same-gender couples will no longer be denied rights because of one group’s theological beliefs. The Respect for Marriage Act (H.R. 1116/S. 598), currently in Congress, would right this national wrong by repealing DOMA. Please take a moment now to tell your Members of Congress know that you support marriage equality and want to see DOMA repealed.