We are long past the days when a restaurant, hotel or store could summarily refuse to serve people on the basis of race or religion. Now it’s time to extend those protections to members of the LGBTQ community as well.
“The Equality Act is a critically needed check on the Religious Right’s weaponization of ‘religious freedom’ as a license to discriminate," said AU President & CEO Rachel Laser. "Time and again the safety and security of the LGBTQ community is threatened by the Religious Right’s desire to move our country backwards."
Trump is siding with his allies in the Religious Right instead of the LGBTQ community he pledged to support. His hypocrisy shouldn’t surprise anyone. Trump obviously never intended to back LGBTQ rights and since taking office has pursued policies that actually roll them back.