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Department of Justice Issues Guidance on “Protecting Religious Freedom”

Oct 6, 2017

Today, the US Department of Justice issued guidance for all government agencies regarding the protection of religious liberty. This was framed as a neutral statement describing existing law.

Do not be fooled.

Religious freedom is important and is a basic tenet of American civil rights. That is why it is protected in the First Amendment to the US Constitution. This is not an attempt to protect religious freedom. This is an invitation and how-to guide for discriminating against LGBTQ people and women.  This guidance provides wide latitude for discrimination against LGBTQ people for individuals, government agencies, and businesses as long as they cite religious beliefs as the reason they are doing so. It is a brazen attack on our community.

This is only the latest in a long list of actions being taken at the federal level to dismantle the rights of the LGBTQ population, including:

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