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Conservatives opposing the Equality Act don’t speak for most people of faith, and they know it
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Conservatives opposing the Equality Act don’t speak for most people of faith, and they know it

Author Guthrie Grave-Fitzsimmons examines the opposition to the Equality Act by members of the religious right and argues that they do not speak for the broader religious community, which overwhelmingly supports LGBTQ nondiscrimination protections.

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  • Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons

For years the religious right has trumpeted a lie: that its opposition to LGBTQ nondiscrimination protections has to do with, or is even required by, religion. It has even, on occasion, distorted the meaning of religious freedom to make this argument.

But as its opposition to the Equality Act, which passed the House on Thursday, shows, the idea that LGBTQ nondiscrimination protections undermine protections for religious Americans is an egregious mistruth.

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Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons

Fellow, Religion and Faith