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Public Opposes Indiana-Style "Religious Freedom" Laws

Posted on the 02 April 2015 by Jobsanger

Indiana recently passed a law that would allow people and businesses to discriminate against the LGBT community (and possibly even others) by claiming that serving them would violate their "sincerely-held" religious views. It was presented as a law to protect religious freedom, but most people understood that was not true. They knew it was a thinly-veiled attempt to legalize discrimination.
That's why there has been a huge backlash against the odious law throughout the country. And as this Rasmussen Poll (done on March 30th and 31st of 1,000 adults nationwide, with a 3 point margin of error) shows, that backlash is because a majority of Americans (53%) oppose such a law -- and that same majority believes the law would be used to discriminate against American citizens.
Only about a third of the public wants to see this kind of law. Only Republicans like this discriminatory law, with 59% supporting it. Meanwhile only 13% of Democrats and 37% of Independents support it.
Most Americans don't like discrimination -- even when it comes holding a bible.

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