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TexasMommaWithAHat

(3,212 posts)
Tue Jan 31, 2017, 01:45 PM Jan 2017

Obamas Protections for L.G.B.T. Workers Will Remain Under Trump

"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.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/30/us/politics/obama-trump-protections-lgbt-workers.html?_r=1

More at the New York Times site.

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Obamas Protections for L.G.B.T. Workers Will Remain Under Trump (Original Post) TexasMommaWithAHat Jan 2017 OP
That's a Surprise bitterross Jan 2017 #1
Beware, Big Blue Marble Jan 2017 #2
Nice . . . if you believe him. I don't. Vinca Jan 2017 #3
I believe him. For now. :) TexasMommaWithAHat Jan 2017 #4
It's like saying your place in hell will have a stunning view of the lake of fire Amishman Jan 2017 #5
Trying to make Ivanka happy, is my guess elfin Jan 2017 #6
 

bitterross

(4,066 posts)
1. That's a Surprise
Tue Jan 31, 2017, 01:52 PM
Jan 2017

I bet the right-wing fundie heads are exploding right now.

Of course, that still leaves all the state legislatures free to do stupid crap like NC and now TX.

TexasMommaWithAHat

(3,212 posts)
4. I believe him. For now. :)
Tue Jan 31, 2017, 02:09 PM
Jan 2017

I don't think Trump ever had any intention of taking away LGBT rights, but I don't trust him not to sell LGBT folks down the river when making a deal with republicans in the future.

We shall see.

Amishman

(5,519 posts)
5. It's like saying your place in hell will have a stunning view of the lake of fire
Tue Jan 31, 2017, 02:12 PM
Jan 2017

Sure it's a plus but you are still burning in hell

elfin

(6,262 posts)
6. Trying to make Ivanka happy, is my guess
Tue Jan 31, 2017, 02:31 PM
Jan 2017

He doesn't care about it, and he already gave the evangelicals their win with the abortion gag rule overseas.

Plus his Supreme pick will backtrack on both issues soon enough.

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