Trump Might Sign an Anti-LGBT Executive Order This Week

Trump Might Sign an Anti-LGBT Executive Order This Week

Written by R. S. Benedict on July 18, 2017
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Donald Trump might sign an executive order permitting anti-queer discrimination this week, according to LGBTQ Nation:

Several sources spoke with LGBTQ Nation on the condition of anonymity who have told us that the order will allow for discrimination in a number of areas, including employment, social services, business, and adoption.

From what we’ve 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 discrimination will be justified based on “religious freedom,” just like in the bill Mike Pence passed back when he was governor of Indiana.

At the moment, this prediction is based on unsubstantiated rumors, but considering Trump’s recent executive orders it’s definitely a realistic threat.

So good job, gay Trump supporters! The only thing that will make this bearable is the knowledge that you’ll suffer along with everybody else.

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