Sometimes good news for the LGBT community comes from unexpected places. According to Public Religion Research Institute:

A majority of Americans are not in favor of allowing small businesses to turn away services to gay or lesbian people because of their religious beliefs.

As many as 63 percent were against refusing product or services because of religious convictions, and only 30 percent supported such actions.

About 62 percent of the Americans now support same-sex marriage, and only 30 percent are opposed to it.

In addition:

Majority of Americans Oppose Laws Requiring Transgender Individuals to Use Bathrooms Corresponding to Sex at Birth Rather than Gender Identity.

As the old exist commercial used to say: We’ve come a long way baby!

By David Cary Hart

Retired CEO. Formerly a W.E. Deming-trained quality-management consultant. Now just a cranky Jewish queer. Gay cis. He/Him/His.