Republicans across America have been promoting legislation that permits anti-LGBTQ discrimination on the grounds of religious freedom. But according to a study by Public Region Research Institute, most Americans oppose such laws. Even more interesting, most religious Americans oppose anti-LGBTQ discrimination on the basis of religious beliefs.
As the chart shows, 61% of Americans oppose anti-LGBTQ “religious freedom” discrimination. When broken down by religion, Unitarians/Universalists are the most against the practice of denying LGBTQ people service, followed by Buddhists. Most Muslims (60%) oppose such practices as well.
Curiously, people who belong to churches with sexually conservative beliefs are generally opposed to religious-based anti-LGBTQ laws, like Catholics, Jehovah’s Witnesses and even a slim majority of Mormons.
The only people who favor religious-based anti-LGBTQ discrimination are white Evangelical Protestants.
So why are Republicans pushing these laws? Not even religious people want them.
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