Trump Claims He Won’t Touch This LGBTQ Protection
The new administration isn’t stripping LGBTQ people of their rights and legal protections just yet.
In a statement released early this morning, the White House wrote that Obama’s 2014 executive order prohibiting LGBTQ workplace discrimination would remain in place under Trump.
“President Trump continues to be respectful and supportive of LGBTQ rights, just as he was throughout the election,” reads the statement. “The president is proud to have been the first ever GOP nominee to mention the LGBTQ community in his nomination acceptance speech, pledging then to protect the community from violence and oppression.”
Trump is also set to announce his nomination for his supreme court pick today, which is likely why the White House released the statement in hopes of calming people down. It’ll still probably be someone super conservative, which could be bad news for LGBTQ people.
Regardless, considering that Trump seems to be undoing many of the legislation that got put into place under Obama, it’s a relief to know that he doesn’t plan on retracting this one.