>> Trump's executive order does not dismantle the law, which would require an act of Congress. Instead, Trump's action directs the IRS to exercise discretion in enforcement. To avoid punishing religious and non-profit groups for expressing political views. The order will also offer relief for religious employers that refuse to offer their employees contraception.
>> Trump had promised to do away with what's known as the Johnson Amendment. A 1954 law circumscribing political activity for groups seeking tax exemption. Saying this at a national prayer breakfast, shortly after his inauguration.>> I will get rid of and totally destroy the Johnson Amendment. And allow our representatives of faith to speak freely and without fear of retribution.
I will do that, remember.>>
But some evangelical and other Christian conservative groups had hoped the administration would attempt a more far-reaching effort. As it stands, Trump's order does not permit agencies and businesses to deny services to gay and transgender people in the name of religious freedom.