Wednesday, June 06, 2018
Public Says NO To Business Discrimination Against LGBT's
The Supreme Court, in a 7 to 2 decision, allowed Colorado baker to continue refusing service to members of the LGBT community. Fortunately, that decision was so narrowly tailored that it cannot be used as a precedent. Star laws denying the right of businesses to discriminate on religious grounds remain in effect. That's a good thing, and it's the way most Americans want it.
By a 27 point margin (60% to 33%), Americans say businesses should NOT be allowed to use religion to discriminate against LGBT individuals/couples (such as refusing to bake a cake for a same-sex couple). And as the chart above shows, that is the overwhelming opinion of nearly every religious group in the United States.
Only 2 groups (White evangelicals and mormons) support the right to discriminate (as long as religion is used as the excuse for it). And those groups have only slightly more than half of their members (53%) who believe that.
Most Americans, including religious people, are tired of discrimination -- and sick of having religion used as an excuse for that discrimination.
The chart above is from a survey done by the Public Religion Research Institute between April 5th and December 23rd of 2017 questioning 40,017 nationwide adults, with a margin of error of 1.2 points.