A conservative effort has been underfoot to radically redefine religious liberty as the right of any citizen to be exempt from anti-discrimination laws if they claim a religious belief. If far-right religious liberty advocates get their way, a hotel proprietor could potentially refuse…
I have been writing about this trend for years, and the possibility that it might be coming true very soon is terrifying to me. As a gay man, after all, I have everything to lose with that definition of religious liberty. I will become a second-class citizen in my own country, subject to legal discrimination at the whim of any person of faith.
LGBTQ people, women, people of color — We all stand to lose so much if these radically conservative ideas gain legal force.