The bills really grant licenses to discriminate against someone based on actual or assumed sexual orientation and gender identity or expression under the excuse of religion. When you have a public business, you're supposed to serve everyone. Businesses have bigger priorities of staying profitable and making sure the services and goods their customers purchase are fully paid. Unlike what Fox News and the like claim, the worst penalty for violating non-discrimination laws are fines not jail time as the Colorado baker who refused to bake a same-sex wedding cake. This contrasts with another baker recently refusing to decorate a cake with an anti-gay message because she regards the customer's desire as hateful but provided him with the necessary things to create it himself.
Also, the 1st Amendment of the United States Constitution was intended to separate religion and faith from governments and policies as Thomas Jefferson wrote to the Danbury Baptists. Clergy are already guaranteed to allow or deny performing marriage ceremonies without being punished under laws by the same amendment. Any existing laws going against the last sentence violate the U.S. Constitution.
Here is a link reporting attempts in Texas to put such "freedoms" under their state constitution: http://www.star-telegram.com/news/state/texas/article12402038.html
Here is the article where my commentary is sparked from: http://www.nytimes.com/
I'm interested in the opinions especially of LGBT conservatives/homocons (Yes, I've seen that label used by a gay conservative/libertarian), classical liberal (capitalist) libertarians, and the like. I want to make clear I call out and condemn politicians and political figures, analysts, and opinions against LGBT+ regardless of party affiliation, ideology, and the like such as former Michigan State Senator Tupac Hunter attempted a religious freedom bill to exempt medical and mental health professionals from treating people based on "a sincerely held religious belief" against the individual. That conflicts with medical and mental health licensing boards and associations who provide the accreditation to allow individual to practice medicine, counseling, psychology, etc.
What do you think of the "religious freedom" bills?