Here’s the GOP’s Plan to Roll Back LGBTQ Rights Nationwide
Hey all you 14 percent of registered LGBTQ voters who helped elect Donald Trump! Remember when Trump said he would sign the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA), a law allowing anyone to discriminate against same-sex couples? Well now that Republicans control both houses of Congress, Senator Mike Lee of Utah (the Beehive State!) has promised to re-introduce FADA soon after Trump’s administration begins.
Furthermore, a former Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General (yeah, we didn’t know that was a real job either) also predicts that Trump’s Justice Department will “rescind its support for LGBT protections” in ongoing court cases and “the Civil Rights Division will take an affirmatively anti-LGBT-rights position and intervene to make religious-freedom or free-speech arguments on behalf of the defendants in LGBT discrimination cases brought under state laws.”
In short, after appointing the most anti-LGBT cabinet ever, Trump and his cronies will work hard to ensure huge setbacks to LGBTQ rights nationwide. So much for him being ‘the most pro-LGBT Republican candidate ever.’