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When Donald Trump got elected, we swore we’d hold him accountable. Today, in partnership with the Investigative Fund at the Nation Institute, we published an important piece of investigative journalism that does just that. As a loyal Nation reader, we want you to be among the first to see it and we hope that you will share it widely.
A leaked draft of Trump’s religious freedom order, obtained by The Nation, reveals that his administration has sweeping plans to legalize discrimination against LGBTQ people and to further restrict access to contraceptives and abortion for women under the Affordable Care Act.
“The four-page draft order, a copy of which is currently circulating among federal staff and advocacy organizations,” writes journalist Sarah Posner, “construes religious organizations so broadly that it covers ‘any organization, including closely held for-profit corporations,’ and protects ‘religious freedom’ in every walk of life.”
Leaked Draft of Trump’s Religious Freedom Order Reveals Sweeping Plans to Legalize Discrimination
If signed, the order would create wholesale exemptions for people and organizations who claim religious objections to same-sex marriage, premarital sex, abortion, and trans identity.
By Sarah Posner