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Do No Harm Act Re-Introduced In Congress

U.S. Reps. Joseph P. Kennedy III (D-Mass.) and Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-Va.) reintroduced the Do No Harm Act in July to help ensure that religion can’t be used to trump laws that protect people, including provisions prohibiting discrimination, requiring equal pay and protecting children’s welfare. 

This legislation, first introduced last year, would amend the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) of 1993. RFRA would continue to provide protections for religious exercise, but the Do No Harm Act would clarify that RFRA may not be used to harm others. 

Equality Act: Equality The Right Way

U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and U.S. Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) today introduced the Equality Act, which would protect LGBTQ people from discrimination. It builds on our nation’s tradition of expanding civil-rights protections to ensure that more of our neighbors are protected from discrimination based on who they are.