Sutherland Institute reacts to new legislation, Fairness for All Act


DEC. 9, 2019

Sutherland Institute released the following statement today in response to proposed federal legislation by Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) and other coalition members, titled the Fairness for All Act (FFA), or HR 5331:

“While the Fairness for All Act has a long road ahead in terms of refinement and passage, Sutherland Institute fully supports its intent to fairly consider the rights of both the LGBTQ and faith-based communities,” said Rick B. Larsen, Sutherland Institute president and CEO. “Sutherland’s opposition to the Equality Act is based on the act’s one-sided effort to expand rights for the LGBTQ community at the expense of the faith-based community. FFA is a reasonable and productive step toward compromise.

“It is a sad commentary on the state of political affairs that an effort seeking to respect both sides of a debate – to be fair – is dismissed by some as unfair. We encourage all sides to come to (and stay at) the table, and build on this principled approach.”

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