Tag: Religious-freedom

Trump Attacks LGBT Community with Bogus 'Religious Freedom Day'

President Donald Trump declared January 16 “Religious Freedom Day.” Presidents make this proclamation every year, but Trump’s “religious freedom” says businesses should have the right to discriminate by letting them refuse to serve LGBT people based solely on their sexual orientation or gender identity. “No American whether a nun, nurse,…

Anti-LGBT Day

On the same day President Donald Trump unexpectedly announced that transgender people will not be allowed to serve in any capacity in the United States military, and the Department of Justice said that sexual orientation is not a basis to protect someone from discrimination in the workplace, the administration had…

Republicans Urge Trump to Enact Discriminatory Executive Order

House and Senate Republicans are calling on President Donald Trump to sign a “religious freedom” executive order that was leaked last month but has not yet been put into effect. The proposed order, “Establishing a Government-Wide Initiative to Respect Religious Freedom,” would legalize discrimination based on religious beliefs “without suffering…

'Religious Freedom' Order Could Legalize Discrimination

President Donald Trump has given women, along with the LGBT community and its advocates, another reason to doubt his commitment to protecting equal rights. A leaked draft of a “religious freedom” executive order, obtained by The Nation, would legalize discrimination based on religious beliefs “without suffering adverse treatment from the…

Support Increases for LGBT Rights, Including Those Religiously Affiliated

According to a new survey from the Public Religion Research Institute,religiously affiliated people strongly support same-sex marriage differs greatly from public perception. While those who classify themselves as religiously unaffiliated have the highest number of supporters (79 percent), white mainline Protestants are not far behind: 60 percent said they support…