"I think that you should treat all people equally and respectfully, and that's what I do, and that's what I'm going to continue to do no matter what law is passed."
The enormity of winning the final season of "American Idol" is still sinking in for Armory, Mississippi, native Trent Harmon less than a week after taking the season 15 crown following a battle with R&B powerhouse La'Porsha Renae. "It has and it hasn't," Harmon, 25, told TVGuide.com about whether he's getting used to being the champ. "I think it's going to come in stages. Just the other day, I got to sing the National Anthem at Manny Pacquiao's last fight. That was something I though I'd never get to do... every day I'm doing things I didn't think I'd get to do."
One of the ways he's learning to deal with the spotlight is understanding how important it is to give thoughtful answers to questions that fall be outside of the "how would you describe your personal style?" One of those came up in the TVGuide interview, when Harmon was asked to respond to Renae's controversial comments about her (and Trent's) home state's HB1523 "Religious Liberty" legislation, which will allow businesses, individuals, and any religiously affiliated organizations to deny service to LGBT people, single mothers or others who offend someone's "sincerely held religious belief."