- President Donald Trump could sign a religious liberty executive order as early as Thursday, when conservative leaders are set to visit the White House, Politico reported.
- The White House backed off of a draft version of the divisive order earlier this year.
- The American Civil Liberties Union responded to the report by threatening to sue.
A previous draft version of the measure — which the White House backed away from earlier this year — would have given "broad exemptions" to claim religious objections in various situations, according to Politico. Lawyers are still working on the draft language, the outlet said. Politico added that the White House has invited conservative leaders to the White House on Thursday for the National Day of Prayer.
Vice President Mike Pence is known for pushing for religious freedom measures when he was governor of Indiana.
Still, plans for possible executive orders that did not come to pass have leaked out of the White House before.
The American Civil Liberties Union — which has challenged Trump's travel restrictions on several predominantly Muslim countries — signaled that it would sue if Trump "signs an order that would allow religion to be used as an excuse to discriminate."
The White House did not respond to CNBC's request to comment on this story.