New Survey: Majority Of Americans Oppose Religious Exemptions To Anti-Discrimination Laws

A new survey released by The Public Religion Research Institute says that the majority of Americans oppose religious exemptions to LGBT anti-discrimination laws.

From Religion News Service:

Key findings include: 

  • 71 percent– including majorities in all 50 states and 30 major metropolitan areas — support laws that would protect gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people from discrimination in jobs, housing and public accommodations.
  • 59 percent oppose allowing small-business owners in their state to refuse service to gay and lesbian people, if doing so conflicts with their religious beliefs.
  • 53 percent of Americans support same-sex marriage, compared with 37 percent (including most evangelical Protestants and Mormons) who oppose it.

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