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Meeting in the middle on religious and LGBTQ rights

Jonathan Rauch in "Deseret News" | May 5, 2021

It’s not every day that an atheist witnesses a miracle, but I saw one more…

Article | Fairness for All

Rep. Chris Stewart: Yes, you can protect religious freedom and equality for all simultaneously

Rep. Chris Stewart in "Roll Call" | March 23, 2021

The Fairness for All Act is a bill both LGBTQ Americans and faith-based groups can…

Article | Fairness for All

Arizona senator, Latter-day Saint leader join interfaith leaders calling for LGBTQ equality, religious freedom

Tad Walch in "Deseret News" | March 22, 2021

U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Arizona, joined an area leader of The Church of Jesus Christ…

Article | Religious Freedom

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Promoting Civic Pluralism

Our nation’s founding principles are designed to provide broad freedom for all citizens—even those whose beliefs or identities place them in the minority. This commitment to civic pluralism allows Americans to remain true to their beliefs and live peacefully with one another while having real differences. Legislation that simultaneously secures LGBT civil rights and religious freedom fits squarely within this civic tradition.

Providing a Lasting Solution

Right now we resolve conflicts that involve LGBT civil rights and religious freedom in one of two ways: through lengthy court battles that only prolong the conflict, or through an incomplete patchwork of state laws and policies that leaves citizens vulnerable and creates uncertainty for individuals, businesses, and religious institutions. Federal legislation is the best way to build a sustainable, comprehensive solution for the major challenges we face.

Protecting Historic Civil Rights Laws

Congress must safeguard existing civil rights laws. New legislation should not erode the longstanding protections our country has guaranteed to Americans with regard to race, national origin, ethnicity, sex, religion, disability, and others. We seek a bill that extends our nation’s civil rights protections to the LGBT community, preserves those protections for all groups currently covered by them, and effectively balances LGBT rights and religious freedom.

Now is the Time to Act

Our nation needs legislation that can win support from a diverse and growing coalition of Americans spanning the political spectrum, including the LGBT community, civil rights advocates, business leaders, and faith-based leaders and religious institutions. We invite all Americans to join our call to Congress to enact legislation that ensures freedom and civil rights for all.
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It’s Time to Protect LGBT Civil Rights and Religious Freedom

A diverse and growing coalition of citizens believes the time is right to begin a more formal conversation about how we can turn this common ground into a lasting, durable, bipartisan solution that protects LGBT Americans’ civil rights and preserves religious Americans’ constitutional freedoms.

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