Most Religious Americans Support Marriage Equality, Oppose Religious Freedom Laws

Some encouraging news to report and hopefully President Trump is listening, and that is most religious American’s actually do not want these so called “religious freedom” laws passed.

New Now Next reports, “A new study indicates religious Americans support same-sex marriage and oppose allowing business owners to discriminate against gay couples based on their religious beliefs.

The study, conducted by PRRI was culled from more than 40,000 interviews conducted throughout 2016. It found that, overall, 58% of Americans support the freedom to marry.

 Among religious groups, the most supportive were Unitarian/Universalists (94%), Buddhists (85%), Jews (73%) and Hindus (67%). A majority of white mainline Protestants and Catholics supported marriage equality (both 63%), with Hispanic Catholics nearly the same (62%).”

If these religious freedoms laws are passed, it could be the beginning of the end for all we have fought for as a community. These religious freedom laws, basic principle is that it’s not discrimination when businesses discriminate against LGBT people if they have a religious reason for doing so.

Hospitals could begin refusing to treat LGBT people, pharmacies could refuse to fill birth control prescriptions, businesses could refuse to offer health benefits to a same-sex partner, and state-funded adoption agencies could refuse to place kids with gay families. Sadly, the list goes on and on.

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