Donald trump on Thursday, 4 may, signed a decree on the protection of freedom of religion, removes some existing restrictions on the religious community.
The US President Donald trump has signed a decree on religious freedom, softening a ban on political campaigning in Church.
This writes the Ukrainian Pravda with reference to the BBC.
Thus, religious groups can obtain an opportunity to directly support a particular candidate in the elections, whereas previously had been a prohibition on such support, introduced by President Lyndon Johnson.
“We will never allow believers were harassed, intimidated or stopped their mouths,” said trump.
However, in order to completely cancel the amendment, the President still needs the approval of Congress.
The decree also permits religious groups to provide contraception for its employees earlier this they are obliged the medical insurance, known as Obamacare .
However, the decree does not include permit businesses to refuse service to gays, citing religious freedom is feared by many organizations advocating for civil liberties and LGBT rights.