Thank you Kim Davis! Public support for equality over religious freedom jumps after KY county clerk debacle
A new ABC/Washington Post poll issued today shows elevated support for equality under the law compared to the need for religious freedom. The new numbers show almost 3/4′s of Americans believe equal rights for all is paramount over people using faith as a means to turn away customers or not do their job.
The numbers stand in contrast to a AP poll released in July shortly after the Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage nation wide.
More on that June poll from Politico:
49 percent said that local officials should not be required to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples if they have religious objections, while 47 percent said they should be. In the same poll, 56 percent to 39 percent said it is more important for the government to protect religious liberties than gay rights.
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Support for LGBT rights and religious inclusion has expanded drastically over the past decadeAugust 26, 2016
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