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No conflict between true religious liberty and LGBTQ rights

Author Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons explains how the Trump administration has misused religious liberty to undermine protections for LGBTQ people.

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  • Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons

Religious liberty is cherished by all Americans as a foundational element of what our country values. Sadly, the Trump administration has distorted and weaponized religious liberty to attack the LGBTQ community.

House Democrats are providing much-needed accountability today as the House Oversight Committee convenes for a hearing on the topic. But progressives should be wary of buying into the Trump administration’s and religious right’s framing of the issue. It’s not about religion.

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Authors

Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons

Fellow, Religion and Faith