Trump Has Announced That Obama's LGBT Federal Workplace Protections Will Stay
Trump recently stated that the anti-discrimination laws for federal LGBT employees created by President Obama will remain in effect. What do you think about this?
In 2014, President Obama signed into action protection against discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation for all federal government employees. Trump recently stated that he would not be attempting to repeal this executive order.
According to Trump, while he does not support same-sex marriage, he does support this anti-discrimination policy for federal employees. The release from the office of the press secretary claims Trump was the first GOP candidate to mention the LGBT community in a nomination speech and also claims that Trump "continues to be respectful and supportive of LGBT rights."
...Trump is determined to protect the rights of all Americans, including the LGBTQ community... The executive order signed in 2014, which protects employees from anti-LGBTQ discrimination while working for federal contractors, will remain intact...
However, this does not prevent Trump from opposing same-sex marriages, from appointing a new Supreme Court justice who would work to overturn LGBTQ rights, from allowing for states or even congress to pass laws making religiously opposed discrimination against LGBTQ people legal, or from remaining silent while his supporters harass LGBTQ people. According to Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin:
L.G.B.T.Q. refugees, immigrants, Muslims and women are scared today, and with good reason. Donald Trump has done nothing but undermine equality since he set foot in the White House.
So, now, what we want to know is...
How do you feel about Trump keeping Obama's policy on federal anti-LGBT discrimination?
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