ADF attorney, former Atlanta fire chief to testify before Congress on FADA Tuesday


Monday, July 11, 2016

 
 
WHO:  Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Kristen Waggoner, former Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran, and others

WHAT:  Hearing on Religious Liberty and H.R. 2802, the First Amendment Defense Act

WHEN:  Tuesday, July 12, at 10 a.m. EDT

WHERE:  House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2154, 45 Independence Ave. SW, Washington

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Participants will discuss how the Supreme Court’s Obergefell v. Hodges ruling affects individuals who and organizations that maintain a sincerely held religious belief or moral conviction about marriage and will review how FADA can ensure Americans are not treated unfairly by the government for such a belief or conviction. Participants include the following:
 
  • Kristen Waggoner, senior counsel and senior vice president of US legal advocacy, Alliance Defending Freedom
  • Kelvin Cochran, former Atlanta fire chief, former U.S. fire administrator in the Obama administration, and ADF client in Cochran v. City of Atlanta
  • Mike Lee, U.S. senator, R-Utah
  • Raúl Labrador, U.S. congressman, R-Idaho, 1st Congressional District
  • Barney Frank, former U.S. congressman, D-Mass., 4th Congressional District
  • Matthew J. Franck, Ph.D.
  • Jim Obergefell, plaintiff in Obergefell v. Hodges
  • Katherine Franke, Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher professor of law and director of the Center for Gender and Sexuality Law, Columbia School of Law
 
Alliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building, non-profit legal organization that advocates for the right of people to freely live out their faith.
 
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