Skip to comments.Obama’s Protections for L.G.B.T. Workers Will Remain Under Trump
Posted on 01/30/2017 9:20:27 PM PST by Pinkbell
WASHINGTON The White House said on Monday that President Trump would leave in place a 2014 Obama administration order that created new workplace protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.
In a statement issued in response to growing questions about whether Mr. Trump would reverse the Obama order, the White House said the president was proud to embrace gay rights.
President Trump continues to be respectful and supportive of L.G.B.T.Q. rights, just as he was throughout the election, the statement said. The president is proud to have been the first ever G.O.P. nominee to mention the L.G.B.T.Q. community in his nomination acceptance speech, pledging then to protect the community from violence and oppression.
The decision to keep the order, the statement added, was Mr. Trumps. It uses stronger language than any Republican president has before in favor of equal legal protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, though that is not likely to quiet Mr. Trumps critics on the left.
The move could also anger conservatives who had hoped a Republican president would end some socially liberal policies.
While Mr. Trump remains opposed to the right of same-sex couples to marry, he has been more open to it than many in his party. But there could be another political cost to his decision: On the eve of the announcement of his pick to fill the vacant seat on the Supreme Court, it could reopen the divisive debate over same-sex marriage and transgender rights, and subject his nominee to more scrutiny over his or her views on those issues.
The Obama order banned companies that do federal work from discriminating against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees. It was the first time the government explicitly protected federal workers from discrimination based on gender identity.
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“..........the president was proud to embrace gay rights.”
Something about that wording doesn’t sit well.
I will never accept this biological aberration.
I see gay supporters of Trump touting that he is the first Republican President (President period actually) to support gay marriage going into office because of what he said on 60 Minutes about how the Supreme Court decided and he’s “fine” with it.
the White House said the president was proud to embrace gay rights
Uh oh, God isn’t smiling on this one. Do you think the President earnestly prayed about this before making his announcement?
Why is sexual preference a protected class? What do straight people get (besides screwed)?
Trump’s playing chess.
I thought it said earlier that Trump will Ban/stop Gay couples from Adopting
Federal workers. Whatever. Cut the damn federal government workforce and we wont have to worry about most of these idiots.
Straight people get to bake cakes.
Lol of course this thread was posted by Pinkbell.
PS - No offense, I know you’re on the Trump train, but always so predictable without even looking :)
We knew Trump wasn’t a hard core conservative on every social issue.
I don’t like this pervert policy but it is minor compared to many of the other Issues Trump is strong on.
For instance his anti-abortion stance.
I think we’re stuck with this curse until revival occurs.
This is in response to Fake News...posted on an earlier thread.
There was speculation out there that there could be an executive order issued on rolling back Obama’s executive order and that was thrown in the speculation. Obviously that speculation wasn’t true.
This is one decision I disagree with the President on...This abnormal behavior should never be encouraged to any degree by the President or those in leadership positions in the USA.
The Bible calls it a abomination !!
I think your right!
I guess you’re being sarcastic because he will get not ONE NEW vote for this (you’d be incredibly naive to think so) and he will anger his base.
What kind of Chess that is, I dont know.
All I can think of is it would be hard to sue based on this protection. Unless someone calls you a faggot in which case they’d be able to sue anyway.
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