LGBTQ activists who say we need the Equality Act to end discrimination refuse to agree to a bill that would protect the conscience rights of religious traditionalists not to be forced to engage in messaging and creative activities that violate their faith. It’s not a big compromise; it’s a win-win. But somehow the activists and their progressive representatives don’t seem to be actually interested in winning (other than winning re-election for themselves and their party by keeping the issue unresolved, election after election).
Dems could have done an Equality Act that merely adds orientation & identity to the usual list of race, sex, etc., and it would have had a decent shot at peeling off Trump & enough Rs.— Andy Craig (@AndrewRCraig) May 18, 2019
The gratituitous nuking of RFRA was to ensure unified GOP opposition. Messaging over policy.