WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Family Research Council (FRC) and the Louisiana Family Forum Action today released the results of a commissioned survey conducted by WPA Opinion Research showing that more than two-thirds (67%) of likely Louisiana voters support the Louisiana Marriage and Conscience Act. The Act will be considered tomorrow morning in the House Civil Law Committee.
Sixty percent (60%) of participants agreed they were more likely to re-elect a legislator who supported the Louisiana Marriage and Conscience Act authored by Rep. Mike Johnson (R-Benton).
FRC President Tony Perkins made the following comments in response to the survey:
"Louisianans strongly agree that a person or nonprofit shouldn't lose tax exempt status, face disqualification, or be punished by the government simply for believing what President Obama believed just three years ago, that marriage is the union of a man and a woman. No Louisianan should face government threats for believing in natural marriage and living their lives according to that belief.
"We join with Governor Jindal and the Louisiana Family Forum Action in urging the legislature to approve the Marriage and Conscience Act. The freedom to believe and live according to those beliefs is the foundation for a civil society where people of differing beliefs can live and work together with mutual respect," concluded Perkins.
Gene Mills, President of Louisiana Family Forum Action, also commented:
"The Louisiana Marriage and Conscience Act is not a sword but a shield to protect businesses, non-profits and individuals in Louisiana who embrace the natural definition of marriage as between a man and a woman. Nearly five hundred businesses and individuals in Louisiana have already signed a pledge of support for HB 707 at la4liberty.com," concluded Mills.
The Wilson Perkins Allen Opinion Research survey was commissioned by the Louisiana Family Forum Action and the Family Research Council. To review the results of the WPA Opinion Research survey, click here: http://downloads.frc.org/EF/EF15E109.pdf