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Republicans Use First Amendment To Take Rights Away


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Ted Cruz and Mike Lee can't wait to take rights away from LGBT people. Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, breaks it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

"Earlier this month, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas and Senator Mike Lee of Utah, through his spokesperson, told Buzzfeed they plan to reintroduce an embattled bill that barely gained a House hearing in 2015. But this time around, they said, the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) was likely to succeed due to a Republican-controlled House and the backing of President-elect Donald Trump.

FADA would prohibit the federal government from taking "discriminatory action" against any business or person that discriminates against LGBTQ people. The act distinctly aims to protect the right of all entities to refuse service to LGBTQ people based on two sets of beliefs: "(1) marriage is or should be recognized as the union of one man and one woman, or (2) sexual relations are properly reserved to such a marriage."

Ironically, the language of the bill positions the right to discriminate against one class of Americans as a "first amendment" right, and bans the government from taking any form of action to curb such discrimination—including withholding federal funds from institutions that discriminate. FADA allows individuals and businesses to sue the federal government for interfering in their right to discriminate against LGBTQ people and would mandate the Attorney General defend the businesses."

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  1. Posted by Wew Lad, at Reply

    You don’t have a right to other people’s services. Rights are things which
    people are allowed to do with their own body and property, not take from
    others. You’re a lawyer, you should know this Cenk.

    • Posted by oO PPH Oo, at Reply

      It’s the discrimination that is the problem. It’s okay to deny a service,
      but you can’t be discriminatory in who you deny services. Imagine if no one
      wanted to service white people. If there is a price for your service then
      anyone who pays that price has a right to your service.

    • Posted by Lew Alcindor, at Reply

      Amerikkka taking it back to the 1880’s with these bills. Tired of the
      federal government making them treat everyone as equals, lol.

    • Posted by philipp s, at Reply

      I agree

    • Posted by TheGM, at Reply

      +Uncle Eisenhower
      I think you are overestimating the size of the gay population and their
      eagerness to eat at restaurants. you’d be out of business in a month.

  2. Posted by Kurama, at Reply

    You people forgot that Conservatives dont care what your rights are, if
    they dont align with their religious views then you’re wrong.

  3. Posted by PIXI Ears, at Reply

    mooooom republicans are at it again.

  4. Posted by Chukwu, at Reply

    What specific right is being taken away?

    • Posted by mark groop, at Reply

      Chukwu He’s saying that the bill will stop the government from stopping
      other people from taking away another persons rights. It’s confusing, I
      know. Just know tht it’s a BS bill.

    • Posted by Terrence Smith, at Reply

      Chukwu It’s saying that businesses have the right to refuse servicing lgbtq
      people based on religion

    • Posted by Durodes Duvo, at Reply

      No the right of refusing service is being granted.
      Kinda like if someone doesn’t want to serve Donald Trump, they aren’t
      forced to.

    • Posted by Cesar Delarosa, at Reply

      Fair treatment at the workplace. One should be hired/fired based on their
      ability to do their job not who they go home to. This is Christians being

    • Posted by Daryl Hawkes, at Reply

      The right to not be discriminated against

  5. Posted by Pepe La Froggot, at Reply

    Time for The-Young-Turds to go back to Africa where they all belong !

    • Posted by Omar Albarghouty, at Reply

      Turkey is in West Asia, not in Africa.

    • Posted by Inferno361, at Reply

      Pepe La Froggot Troll

    • Posted by Hjalte Joest, at Reply

      africa needs cockroaches too.

    • Posted by holynuggets69, at Reply

      Pepe La Froggot time for you to blow Alex jones

  6. Posted by Saintly Oswald, at Reply

    Didn’t Ted Cruz’s father murder JFK? Maybe that’s why Ted became a master

    • Posted by Thomas Jackson, at Reply

      Saintly Oswald or a master baiter!

  7. Posted by Shining Star, at Reply

    Here come the trolls ready to defend the Christian conservative Taliban.

    • Posted by No Authority, at Reply

      Republicans are heartless morons who love to see people suffer, their
      politics are based on fear and struggle.

    • Posted by TheGM, at Reply

      What did the Taliban ever do to you?

    • Posted by Lord Commander, at Reply

      TheGM Tali me banana

    • Posted by TheGM, at Reply

      +Lord Commander

    • Posted by Edward Moran, at Reply

      Here comes Troll Shining Star (probably a fat brown Neckbeard) to make the
      same stupid comment it makes on The Young Turds video.

  8. Posted by Solid Snake, at Reply

    Ted Cruz is ugly.

    • Posted by TheAvidGamer1, at Reply


  9. Posted by ben kennedy, at Reply

    Is this gonna be a federal law or state legislature?

    • Posted by TheyCallMeGawd, at Reply

      ben kennedy Federal.

    • Posted by TheGreenMonster, at Reply

      ben kennedy federal

  10. Posted by Omar Albarghouty, at Reply

    41 conservative extremists who disliked the video believe in the 2nd
    amendment, but not in the 1st amendment. Lovely hypocrisy!

    • Posted by José Guzman, at Reply

      Omar Albarghouty the first amendment would favor the business owners
      because they don’t have a legal obligation to serve ANYONE.

  11. Posted by Simpleraven Raven, at Reply

    Well…America IS GREAT again. Isn’t it?

  12. Posted by Inferno361, at Reply

    Christian thugs strike again.

  13. Posted by philipp s, at Reply

    Cenk, it should be their damn right, read the constitution, stupid.

  14. Posted by Hamster Pooh, at Reply

    Can I, as an atheist, create a business and discriminate against Christians
    on the grounds that their religion is against my lack of religion?

  15. Posted by Chris Kounterstrike, at Reply

    anyone catch the big labowski reference?

  16. Posted by Sejez, at Reply

    Democrats hate rights, Republicans hate rights, it’s clear that rights are
    bad then?

  17. Posted by Évelyne, at Reply

    lgbt owned businesses should be allowed to refuse service to christians
    then. but of course, that’s outrageous and wrong according to bible

    • Posted by TheGM, at Reply

      But how would they know?

  18. Posted by Alex Arriaga, at Reply

    Why am I not surprised