The separation of church and state protects LGBTQ equality by ensuring that religion can’t be used to deny LGBTQ civil rights protections. Everyone should be able to live openly without fear of discrimination.
To live and love as you see fit—that’s something most Americans take for granted. But for LGBTQ people, it’s never a given. Religious extremists want to block the advancement of LGBTQ rights and erase the gains we have made. But, the foundational principle of separation of church and state protects LGBTQ people from these attacks by promising freedom without favor and equality without exception.
Wielding a bogus definition of religious freedom as a weapon, religious extremists seek to deny LGBTQ people their rights, their dignity, and sometimes their very existence.
AU fights back every day to ensure that no person faces discrimination because of someone else’s religious beliefs.
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