Louisiana Takes Poll Position (for Natural Marriage) on Freedom

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There’s a reason liberals are polling on the wrong question in Louisiana!

If they asked voters about the actual effects of the Marriage and Conscience Act, liberals wouldn’t like what the voters had to say. Turns out, protecting the freedom of belief isn’t as controversial as the media would have you believe.

In a brand new survey, commissioned by FRC and the Louisiana Family Forum Action through WPA Opinion Research, most Louisianans agree that the government shouldn’t be able to discriminate against individuals, organizations, or family businesses just for holding a natural view of marriage.

Under the state’s H.B. 707, a person couldn’t lose their tax status, professional license, or state grants for believing in marriage as the union of a man and woman.

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Of course, national liberal groups have tried to replicate the success they had in Indiana forcing policy makers to retreat from their defense of religious liberty. But in Louisiana, Governor Bobby Jindal (R) isn’t budging.

And based on these results, he’d be crazy to. Almost seven in 10 (67%) of likely voters in the Pelican State support the Marriage and Conscience Act — and 60% of them said they’d be more likely to back a legislator who did the same.

Forces of political correctness, beware. This isn’t just a winning issue for religious liberty, but also for the leaders who support it!

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Tony Perkins
Tony Perkins is president of the Washington, D.C.-based Family Research Council. He is a former member of the Louisiana legislature where he served for eight years, and he is recognized as a legislative pioneer for authoring measures like the nation’s first Covenant Marriage law. (Via FRC’s Washington Update. Tony Perkins’ Washington Update is written with the aid of FRC senior writers.)

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