The only good news here is that the wording is so breathtakingly sweeping, it's likely the government will be besieged by lawsuits ...
For all you gay people who voted for Trump and have said, over and over again, how he really isn't anti-gay, fuck you and I hope you die.
Sessions quoted President Trump saying his administration “will not allow people of faith to be targeted, bullied or silenced anymore."
The new DOJ memo is “an attempt to deliver on President Donald Trump's pledge to his evangelical and other religious supporters,” the AP reports, saying it "effectively lifts a burden from religious objectors to prove that their beliefs about marriage or other topics are sincerely held.”
It makes clear the Trump administration across all executive branch agencies and departments will ensure the rights of people of faith supersede the rights of LGBT people.
“Under the new policy, a claim of a violation of religious freedom would be enough to override concerns for the civil rights of LGBT people and anti-discrimination protections for women and others,” the AP explains. “The guidelines are so sweeping that experts on religious liberty are calling them a legal powder-keg that could prompt wide-ranging lawsuits against the government.”
The Attorney General's memorandum includes “20 Principles of Religious Liberty.”
The anti-gay hate group Alliance Defending Freedom “called it 'a great day for religious freedom.” The Human Rights Campaign, a national LGBT-rights group, called the guidelines an 'all-out assault' on civil rights and a “sweeping license to discriminate.”
Politico adds that this new legal guidance “could affect health care, gay rights, political action by churches," and says it takes a “muscular view of religious freedom rights.”