Originally Posted by AustinChief
Religion is a protected class is why.. this law tries to make a point that sexual orientation is not. Something that is very likely to change shortly. And if you believe sexual orientation is something one is born into then I can't see any reasonable justification for it NOT being protected just like race.
People are born with red hair, but hair color is not a protected class. People are born with unattractive features, but ugly isn't a protected class. I'm not sure I understand why you think being born in a particular way is the most important aspect for suspect class status. Religious freedom is a bedrock ideal upon which our country was founded.
Furthermore, I would argue that much like homosexuality, people who are true believers don't feel like they have a choice about their religion even if it isn't actually determined at birth.
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