Donald Trump would not use a Presidential veto to block a law that would allow open religious discrimination against gay people, an anti-gay lobbyist has revealed.
Maggie Gallagher of the American Principles Project, a lobbyist who previously ran the anti-gay National Organisation for Marriage, says that Trump has assured her he would not veto the First Amendment Defence Act (FADA), a bill designed to ‘protect’ those who discriminate against gay couples.
Six of the Republican presidential hopefuls have already signed a pledge promising to support legislation during their first 100 days in the White House that would use the guise of “religious liberty” to give businesses and individuals the legal right to openly discriminate against LGBT people.
Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, Rick Santorum, and Mike Huckabee have all defiantly vowed to push for the passage of FADA, legislation that would prevent the federal government from stopping discrimination by people or businesses that believe “marriage is or should be recognized as the union of one man and one woman” or that “sexual relations are properly reserved to such a marriage.”
She told Catholic news network EWTN: “It’s a piece of legislations that will protect gay marriage dissenters from being punished by our own government because we do not agree with gay marriage.”
“The good news is two of the top three Republican candidates have agreed to prioritise passing FADA in their first 100 days in office. Donald Trump at least said he would not veto the legislation – but would not commit to passing it.”
Gallagher also said the law would also protect the tax-exempt status of Catholic schools and institutions.
Watch Gallagher’s appearance on EWTN below: