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

March 16, 2021

The Honorable Richard Durbin
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.


Justin E. Giboney, Esq.


AND Campaign

Stephanie Summers


Center for Public Justice

Lance Walker

Director of Public and International Affairs

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Shirley Hoogstra


Council for Christian Colleges & Universities

Stanley Carlson-Thies

Senior Director

Institutional Religious Freedom Alliance

Walter Kim


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

This resource is part of the Fairness for All topic.

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