Sarah Huckabee Sanders: Trump OK With Businesses Hanging Antigay Signs
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that President Donald Trump has no problem with businesses hanging antigay signs that explicitly state they don’t serve LGBT customers.
Hours after oral arguments concluded in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case — where a Colorado baker argued to the Supreme Court that his religion allows him to refuse service to gay people — Huckabee Sanders was confronted on legalized discrimination during White House press briefing Tuesday.
“The lawyer for the solicitor general’s office for the administration said today in the Supreme Court if it would be legal, possible for a baker to put a sign in his window saying we don’t bake cakes for gay weddings,” The New York Times’s Michael Shear asked. “Does the president agree that that would be ok?”
“The president certainly supports religious liberty and that’s something he talked about during the campaign and has upheld since taking office,” Sanders replied.
When pressed on whether that included support for signs that deny service to gay people, Sanders responded: “I believe that would include that.”
Watch the exchange in the video below:
.@PressSec says that @realDonaldTrump's support of "religious liberty" would include a baker putting a sign in the window saying, "We don't bake cakes for gay weddings" #MasterpieceCakeshop pic.twitter.com/BES376f2V8
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