Letter to U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary In Response to the Equality Act

March 16, 2021

The Honorable Richard Durbin
Chairman
Committee on the Judiciary
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510

The Honorable Chuck Grassley
Ranking Member
Committee on the Judiciary
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510

Dear Chairman Durbin and Ranking Member Grassley:

We are leaders of faith-based organizations representing tens of millions of Americans. We reiterate our respective organizations’ support for equality and fairness.

We could support legislation that provides federal protections for LGBT persons as well as people and institutions of faith. Both are possible and clearly needed in a just society.

Legislation that is balanced, fair, and unifying can be achieved.

We have attached letters and statements from our organizations that elaborate on these points.

Sincerely,

Justin E. Giboney, Esq.

President

AND Campaign


Stephanie Summers

CEO

Center for Public Justice


Lance Walker

Director of Public and International Affairs

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints


Shirley Hoogstra

President

Council for Christian Colleges & Universities


Stanley Carlson-Thies

Senior Director

Institutional Religious Freedom Alliance


Walter Kim

President

National Association of Evangelicals


Melissa Reid

Director of Government Affairs

Seventh-day Adventist Church – North American Division 


Nathan J. Diament

Executive Director for Public Policy

Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America


cc: Members of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary



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