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Tue Jan 31, 2017, 02:45 PM

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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TexasMommaWithAHat Jan 2017 OP
bitterross Jan 2017 #1
Big Blue Marble Jan 2017 #2
Vinca Jan 2017 #3
TexasMommaWithAHat Jan 2017 #4
Amishman Jan 2017 #5
elfin Jan 2017 #6

Response to TexasMommaWithAHat (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2017, 02:52 PM

1. That's a Surprise

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.

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Response to TexasMommaWithAHat (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2017, 03:00 PM

2. Beware,

I think they decided to back off for now, knowing that the protests would
only grow.

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Response to TexasMommaWithAHat (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2017, 03:01 PM

3. Nice . . . if you believe him. I don't.

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Response to Vinca (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 31, 2017, 03:09 PM

4. I believe him. For now. :)

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.

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Response to TexasMommaWithAHat (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2017, 03:12 PM

5. It's like saying your place in hell will have a stunning view of the lake of fire

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

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Response to TexasMommaWithAHat (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2017, 03:31 PM

6. Trying to make Ivanka happy, is my guess

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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