Even with the tremendous progress made toward equality for LGBTQ Americans in recent years, there are still many who try to use religion to justify discrimination.

Employment and health care are two critical areas in which LGBTQ people regularly face discrimination in the name of religion – but it doesn’t stop there. Clerks harass same-sex couples trying to get marriage licenses, LGBTQ parents are still turned away by some taxpayer-funded foster care agencies, and some businesses refuse to serve same-sex couples.

Americans United is proud to support the Equality Act, a landmark civil rights bill that would explicitly prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity while making it clear that religious freedom cannot be misused to justify discrimination.