More than 100 state bills so far have aimed to use religious beliefs as an excuse for discrimination. The idea is to allow businesses and public employees to mistreat LGBT people and consider married same-sex couples as unmarried.
Following the introduction of the Equality Act in July, questions have arisen about just how the bill is designed to protect LGBT people and its potential impact on employers, businesses and religious entities.
Today’s vote by the National Executive Committee of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to end the organization’s decades-long policy and practice of excluding openly gay men from membership in Scouting marks yet another milestone in the march toward LGBT equality in our nation. As a result of this reform, which is to take effect immediately: