San Antonio to Religious Freedom: “You’re Fired!”

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from Liberty Institute,

Today the City of San Antonio passed a so-called non-discrimination protection for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals in a way that stifles free speech and tramples on religious liberty. The law targets citizens and businesses that hold traditional religious views about sexuality. Will other cities follow?

Among other items, the ordinance:

– Mandates that businesses and individuals contracting with the City must not engage in discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

– Prohibits discrimination in the sale or rental of housing. This offense is also a Class C Misdemeanor, although there is a very narrow exemption for religious organizations.

– Prohibits businesses from discriminating on basis of sexual orientation or gender identity in public accommodations, which includes “every business within the city . . . open to the general public and offers, for compensation, any product service or facility.” The penalty is a Class C Misdemeanor

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