Highlighting Trump-Pence Administration’s Attacks on LGBTQ workersAhead of Trump’s Campaign Launch
Trump might be launching a new presidential campaign, but in reality, we know that it’s the same anti-equality Trump-Pence Administration we’ve come to know. He tried to have us believe, in his last campaign, that he would be good for the LGBTQ community, yet has not only worked to thwart our interests, but has launched attacks at every opportunity, to include his re-invented insidious DADT targeting Trans service members.
Throughout Trump’s Presidency, this White House has led a coordinated assault on LGBTQ workers and our rights.
Here are some of the lowlights of the Trump-Pence Administration’s attacks on LGBTQ workers as presented by Human Rights Campaign:
Opposition to the Equality Act: Despite support from almost every segment of the US population and a majority of Republicans, President Trump opposed the Equality Act. Last month, the House passed the Equality Act, voting to guarantee critical non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ workers and allowing them to be who they are openly on the job without risk of being fired.
Rollback of Obama-Era Non-Discrimination Protections: Trump’s Department of Justice upended previous DOJ interpretations of the Civil Rights Act that protects transgender and non-binary workers from employment discrimination and ceased enforcing non-discrimination protections as well as taking a hostile stance to LGBTQ workers in court.
Planned New Rules to License Discrimination: Trump’s Department of Labor issued a directive that designed to allow federal contractors claim a religious exemption to fire LGBTQ workers because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Lest we forget the attack on LGBTQI asylum seekers and refugees impacted by Trump’s,p and Pence Admin policy and reduction in refugee numbers!
Why The Equality Act is Critical for LGBT People
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Trump’s Transgender Ban is Revenge Politics at its worst – a host of hate in leadership!,
Posted on Melanie Nathan
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Trump White House Targets Asylum Seekers with Cruel Memorandum
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41 Retired Generals and Admirals Call Trump Transgender Ban an Abuse of Military Judgment
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Trump ‘s Brett Kavanaugh Nomination As Good as an Attack on Women and LGBTQ Americans
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