NATIONAL NEWS: Poll: Most Americans Oppose So-Called “Religious Freedom” Laws That Permit Discrimination
Americans are not on board with discrimination against the LGBTQ community under the guise of “religious freedom,” according to a new poll from the Public Religion Research Institute.
Sixty-one percent of respondents said they oppose religious based refusals of service to LGBTQ people. Only thirty percent said they agree with such exemptions, and nine percent said they did not know or refused to answer.
The White House has reportedly been considering a “religious freedom” executive order that would be a license to discriminate against the LGBTQ community, as well as unmarried couples, and Congress appears eager to pass the First Amendment Defense Act, which would also allow for belief based discrimination.
Trump has pledged to sign the legislation if it passes Congress, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions has also recently defended it.