In her column, Star Parker calls on the GOP-controlled Congress to pass MARFA, the Marriage and Religious Freedom Act:
The Marriage and Religious Freedom Act was introduced in the last Congress – in the Senate by Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) with 11 co-sponsors and in the House by Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID) with 92 co-sponsors.
This legislation will soon be re-introduced in the current session and should be given priority by Senate and House leadership and passed. It is of enormous national importance.
The bill will protect individuals from discrimination, under federal law, so that they may be free to express and conduct their business according to their religious conviction that marriage is a union between one man and one woman and that sexual relations take place within this framework.
The bill only affects federal law, not state law. But it is an important step in the right direction of establishing a federal legal regime protecting those with traditional biblical faith and convictions regarding marriage, sex, and sin.
As threats to the livelihoods of traditionalists multiply, will any GOP presidential candidates take up and press the issue? We shall see. Voters should ask.
Maggie Gallagher is the editor of ThePulse2016.com.