“If I am elected president and Congress passes the First Amendment Defense Act, I will sign it to protect the deeply held religious beliefs of Catholics and the beliefs of Americans of all faiths.” – Donald Trump
What is the First Amendment Defense Act? The Act bans the government from taking any action “action against a person, wholly or partially on the basis that such person believes or acts in accordance with a religious belief or moral conviction that marriage is or should be recognized as the union of one man and one woman, or that sexual relations are properly reserved to such a marriage.”
Basically this law would legalize ALL discrimination against LGBTQ people in all areas, from employment to retail to healthcare, as long as the person discriminating claims it was due to their religious beliefs.
With a running mate like Mike Pence, who as Indiana’s Governor signed into law the controversial, Religious Freedom Restoration Act, are we really surprised?
http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2016/09/23/donald-trump-pledges-to-sign-anti-lgbt-law-to-permit-religious-discrimination/Tags: discrimination, Donald Trump, First Amendment Defense Act, Indiana, LGBT, LGBT discrimination, LGBTQ, LGBTQ discrimination, Mike Pence, Religious Freedom Restoration Act