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GOP Sen. Ted Budd demands State Department roll back requirement for employees to use preferred pronouns

 “As Secretary Blinken has said, ‘When religious liberty is at risk,’ then ‘other freedoms are jeopardized as well.’ By threatening State Department employees with termination simply because they seek to live according to their beliefs, this guidance jeopardizes the freedom of religion and the freedom of speech – including the freedom not to speak – of all State Department employees,” Budd told Fox News Digital in a statement. “I call on Secretary Blinken to publicly and immediately rescind this guidance so that State Department employees can do their vital work in this time of crisis without being in fear of losing their job.” 

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The letter is cosigned by Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, Thom Tillis, R-N.C., Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Mike Lee, R-Utah, Tommy Tuberville, R-Ala., Tom Cotton, R-Ark., James Lankford, R-Okla., Josh Hawley, R-Mo., JD Vance, R-Ohio and Roger Marshall, R-Kan.

Fox News Digital has reached out to the State Department for comment. 

Jamie Joseph is a writer who covers politics. She leads Fox News Digital coverage of the Senate. 

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