Establishing that the hatred of minorities is protected under the equality act would set an absolutely chilling precedent. Imagine being unable to fire teachers who espouse anti-LGBT views, or medical staff who are "pro-life"?
This is a gift to the religious right.
That's exactly it, they want to strip away any rights or protections LGBT people have while granting even more protections for themselves. There's a word for that. Supremacy.
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