‘Historic day’ or ‘undeniable harm’? 5 reactions to Senate passing same-sex marriage bill

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Alliance Defending Freedom, an American conservative Christian legal advocacy group, denounced the bill's passage, saying it disrespected marriage and endangered religious freedom.

ADF Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Ryan Bangert, said in a statement that he considered the legislation “dangerously cynical and completely unnecessary.”

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“It does nothing to change the legal status of same-sex marriage anywhere. But it undermines religious freedom everywhere and exposes Americans throughout the country to predatory lawsuits by activists seeking to use the threat of litigation to silence debate and exclude people of faith from the public square,” stated Bangert.

“Today, the Senate has chosen to disregard legitimate concerns about the undeniable harms of this bill. If the Senate truly cared about protecting religious freedom, it would have included comprehensive amendments proposed by Sens. Lee, Rubio and Lankford.”

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