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Today President Trump signed a deeply troubling Executive Order that blurs the constitutionally-protected boundaries between church and state, and grants Attorney General Jeff Sessions a broad license to overlook, permit, or even encourage discrimination against the LGBTQ community by federal employees, contractors, and grantees.
Trump Administration Revives License To Discriminate Executive Order Under Guise of “Religious Freedom”
Media reports yesterday indicate that the Trump Administration plans to sign an Executive Order on Thursday similar to a leaked order that was widely circulated in February that would be deeply damaging to the LGBTQ community. This order – if signed by the President – will provide a sweeping license to discriminate against LGBTQ individuals, same-sex couples and their families, and would deal a devastating blow to the significant progress made toward full legal and lived equality for the LGBTQ community.
Today’s Senate vote to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch’s appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court represents a serious threat to progress toward lived and legal equality for LGBTQ families. Since the nomination was announced in December by President Trump, Family Equality Council has joined numerous organizations in demonstrating how Gorsuch’s views on civil rights issues are fundamentally at odds with the notion that LGBT people are entitled to equality, liberty, justice and dignity under the law.
Family Equality Council to Honor When We Rise and Dr. David Baker-Hargrove at Annual Night at the Pier Gala in New York
Night at the Pier is an annual celebration and opportunity to recognize outstanding support for LGBTQ families, held at Chelsea Piers in New York.
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