- President Donald Trump is set to sign a controversial executive order on “religious liberty” on Thursday, Politico reported.
- A leaked draft of the executive order was published by the Nation in February, and showed that the order would allow Americans to cite their religious beliefs in order to exempt themselves from adhering to policies on everything from contraception mandates to LGBTQ protections.
- According to the draft order, “any organization, including closely held for-profit corporations” can cite religious freedom in order to exempt themselves from recognizing same-sex marriage, transgender rights or contraception and abortion services.
- The draft text is similar to other religious freedom bills passed throughout the country, which have sparked controversy and condemnation.
- Politico reported that White House lawyers are currently reviewing the order. It’s almost assured that the order will be challenged in court, and the ACLU has wasted no time threatening legal action. Read more (5/2/17)
huh? how do you marry someone you havent met in person? and how does the paper work signing work when youre in different countries?