Donald Trump ‘wouldn’t block’ law to permit homophobic discrimination
Donald Trump would not use a Presidential veto to block a law to permit religious discrimination against gay people, a lobbyist has revealed.
Six Republican candidates recently signed pledge to back the First Amendment Defence Act, which is designed to ‘protect’ those who discriminate against gay couples.
The law would ban the federal government from taking any action whatsoever against a person who “believes or acts in accordance with a religious belief or moral conviction that marriage is or should be recognized as the union of one man and one woman, or sexual relations are properly reserved to such a marriage.”
LGBT groups have expressed grave concern about the law – claiming it could deprive victims of homophobic discrimination without justice, as perpetrators would only need to claim they acted based on religious belief.
Signatories are Senator Ted Cruz, Senator Marco Rubio, Dr. Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, Former Senator Rick Santorum, and Former Governor Mike Huckabee – but questions remain over whether frontrunner Donald Trump would back the law.
Maggie Gallagher of the American Principles Project – a lobbyist who previously ran the anti-gay National Organisation for Marriage – revealed that Trump has assured her he would not to veto the law despite his lukewarm support for LGBT rights.
She told EWTN: “It’s a piece of legislations that will protect gay marriage dissenters from being punished by our own government because we do not agree with gay marriage.”
“The good news is two of the top three Republican candidates have agreed to prioritise passing FADA in their first 100 days in office.
“Donald Trump at least said he would not veto the legislation – but would not commit to passing it.”
Gallagher adds that the law would also protect the tax-exempt status of Catholic schools and institutions… which is a nice bit of serendipity, given NOM was secretly funded by large Catholic donations that Gallagher’s group fought to keep secret.
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