No Broad Religious Exemptions, Mr. President

 

Equality Illinois and scores of other statewide equality organizations throughout the United States joined forces today in sending a letter to President Obama urging him to exclude broad religious exemptions from his promised executive order prohibiting discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workers by federal contractors.

Even before the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision, Equality Illinois took a stand against any broad religious exemption, including the one in the current draft of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), that would give LGBT people less protection than other protected groups already enjoy under federal civil rights law.

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