Mat Staver and the Liberty Counsel, who served as lawyers for Rowan County, Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, are behind more than 20 anti-LGBT “bathroom bills” around the nation, CBS News reports:
“It is only about being free to pursue your faith,” said Mathew Staver. “We have no interest in discriminating against anyone.”
Staver is the founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel, which has affiliated attorneys in all 50 states — drafting bills, advising lawmakers and defending clients in what they believe to be the great cultural clash of our time…Lately, Liberty Counsel has been helping to draft legislation for conservative lawmakers in at least 20 states.
“There’s certainly a thread of information that is similar and the same,” Staver said. “They all have the same intent and that is to protect religious freedom.”
But opponents say Liberty’s handiwork actually protects those who, for religious reasons, decline to employ or serve gays, lesbians or transgender people.