Skip to comments.Human Rights Campaign Responds to Misleading Claims by Organizations Seeking to Discriminate
Posted on 11/22/2009 7:43:41 AM PST by redreno
Washington The Human Rights Campaign, the nations largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, today responded to the Manhattan Declaration produced and released by 145 evangelical, Roman Catholic and Orthodox Christian leaders indicating that they will not cooperate with laws that conflict with their beliefs, including those recognizing same-sex couples. The document also references the federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) as a threat to religious liberty. Yet ENDA which prohibits workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity broadly exempts religious organizations. The declaration also argues that religious groups that receive public funds to perform social services are unfairly burdened by state and local laws on marriage equality and non-discrimination.
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