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Congressional Update: Fairness for All

The Equality Act protects LGBTQ+ rights but not religious freedoms. Fairness for All (H.R. 1440) will ensure that both the LGBTQ+ community and people and institutions of all faiths are protected.


Join APJ for a conversation with Stanley Carlson-Thies, director of the Center for Public Justice’s Institutional Religious Freedom Alliance, who will give us the latest update on Congressional activity on both The Equality Act (S. 393) and Fairness for All (H.R. 1440), legislation developed in coalition by the Center for Public Justice to protect LGBTQ rights and religious freedom simultaneously, rather than one at the expense of the other.


A time of Q&A will follow, and APJ will outline concrete steps that will help YOU to advocate for Fairness for All.


Stanley Carlson-Thies

Institutional Religious Freedom Alliance, Center for Public Justice

Stanley Carlson-Thies is the Founder and Senior Director of the Institutional Religious Freedom Alliance (IRFA), a division of the Center for Public Justice. As part of this role, he convenes the Coalition to Preserve Religious Freedom, a multi-faith alliance of social-service, education, and religious freedom organizations that advocates for the religious freedom of faith-based organizations to Congress and the federal government. In addition he is also a Senior Fellow at the Canadian think tank Cardus.

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Equality Act and Fairness for All: 

Implications for Faith-based Organizations

Federal legislation called the Equality Act aims to protect LGBTQ+ rights. Fairness for All aims to protect both LGBTQ+ civil rights and the religious freedom of faith-based organizations, not one at the expense of the other. Learn about both and how to take action.

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