Skip to comments.Trump LGBT Executive Order: Ban Gay Couples from Adopting
Posted on 01/30/2017 6:40:48 PM PST by drewh
Donald Trump is reportedly planning an executive order that would allow LGBT discrimination, rolling back laws protecting gay and transgender people from businesses or social services and putting a ban on gay couples adopting but gay rights groups are ready to fight back.
Though Trump has yet to officially unveil the LGBT executive order, several sources have reported that it is ready to be signed this week. Citing sources close to the White House, LGBTQ Nation reported that the order would allow for discrimination in a number of areas, including workplace discrimination.
The report went on to cite some specific parts of the LGBT executive order, including portions that would effectively ban gay couples from adopting.
From what weve heard, the executive order could be far-reaching, and could include: making taxpayer funds available for discrimination against LGBTQ people in social services; allow federally funded adoption agencies to discriminate against LGBTQ parents; eliminate non-discrimination protections in order to make it possible to fire federal employers and contractors based on their sexual orientation or gender identity; and allow federal employees to refuse to serve people based on the belief that marriage should be between a man and a woman, and that gender is an immutable characteristic set at birth, which would impact a broad range of federal benefits. The report went on to claim that Donald Trumps LGBT executive order would be packaged as a religious freedom bill, modeled off Indianas controversial Religious Restoration Act, signed into law by Mike Pence. That law gave leeway to businesses in choosing who they serve and they deny service.
Though Trumps LGBT executive order has yet to be introduced, some human rights groups are already speaking out against it. The Human Rights Campaign issued a statement to LGBTQ Nation, calling the rumors deeply troubling.
We already know that he is willing to target and marginalize at-risk communities for his perceived political gain, JoDee Winterhof, the Human Rights Campaigns Senior Vice President for Policy and Political Affairs, told the outlet. As the President and his team plan their next steps, we want to make one thing clear: we wont give one inch when it comes to defending equality, whether it is a full-on frontal assault or an attack under the guise of religion. Mike Pence should know that better than anyone given his track record in Indiana.
There is still the potential that Trumps LGBT executive order could be held beyond its expected signing date. Trumps order last week banning immigration from a group of Muslim-majority nations was met with widespread protests and court challenges from human and civil rights groups. Even former President Barack Obama spoke out against it on Monday, encouraging protesters to stand up against these actions.
The president [Obama] fundamentally disagrees with the notion of discriminating against individuals because of their faith or religion, a spokesman for Obama said (via the Guardian).
Its likely that any executive order rolling back protection against LGBT discrimination would be met with an equally loud protest, and some groups are already preparing to take action if it is signed.
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The problem with this is what, exactly?
Oh boy. The S is gonna hit the F now!
The Gaystapo will stamp their booties for sure!
more manufactured hysteria
Ouch... Timing, not good imho. Tax Plan and Obamacare 1st amongst a bazillion other things, this issue could wait till last...
God Bless President Trump!!!!!!!!!!
I’d be alright with this. This country has fallen so far from its roots. The Tree of Liberty needs to be watered.
fake news? I doubt this one.
Agree. As much as I’d like this to be true, it’s not.
“Though Trumps LGBT executive order has yet to be introduced, some human rights groups are already speaking out against it. The Human Rights Campaign issued a statement to LGBTQ Nation, calling the rumors deeply troubling.”
THIS .. THIS is journalism ?! WTF
This sounds like FAKE NEWS. Trump has probably been the most pro-gay and least interested republican on these kinds of social issues. He just doesn’t care.
doesn’t sound right. adaption is a state issue.
There is no good time to do it.
They are going to scream and cry and whine no matter what he does, or does not do, or when it does it, or when he does not do it.
This is now war.
Win it, or be defeated.
That is all.
My problem is purely political and timing related. He needs to get his team in place. Stay away from idealogical dictates. Build a groundswell for this one.
rumored to be planning to.... smells like fake news just to pour more gas on the fire.
“...based on the belief that marriage should be between a man and a woman, and that gender is an immutable characteristic set at birth, which would impact a broad range of federal benefits.”...
DUH! - *marriage should be between a man and a woman, and that gender is an immutable characteristic set at birth -*
YES! Trump/Pence = MAGA!
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