WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions is telling federal agencies to do as much as possible to accommodate people who have religious objections to LGBT rights.
A memo issued Friday is an attempt to deliver on President Donald Trump’s pledge to evangelical supporters that he would protect religious liberties. But experts say the guidance is so sweeping it could prompt wide-ranging lawsuits against the government.READ MORE: No Injuries In Plane Crash Near Faribault Airport
It lifts a burden from religious objectors to prove their beliefs about marriage or other topics are sincerely held. The policy says the mere claim that someone’s religious freedom was violated is enough to override many anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people, women and others.READ MORE: 'Without It, The City Wouldn't Exist': Community Committed To Improving Water Quality In Madison Lake
Religious liberty expert Robin Fretwell Wilson says the memo could force agencies to re-think their protections on sexual orientation and gender identity.MORE NEWS: What Will Kids Be Able To Do This Summer Without Getting Vaccinated?
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