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Recognizing Religious Freedom as an LGBT Issue

Expand In response to the state’s “license to discriminate” bill, Steve Long displays a sticker welcoming LGBT customers to his restaurant in Jackson, MS, on October 2, 2017.  © 2017 Rogelio V. Solis / AP Photo On June 1, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued a proclamation for Pride Month, acknowledging the human rights violations that LGBT people face worldwide. However, the International Religious Freedom Report for 2017 —an annual survey on the state of religious freedom in 195 countries released on May 28—offers a mixed bag for LGBT people at a time when religious liberty increasingly…

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