Trump shows his true hand on LGBTQ rights

Trump shows his true hand on LGBTQ rights

There was some uncertainty about how President Donald Trump would deal with the rights of members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community. For example, at the Republican National Convention, President Trump became the first Republican presidential candidate to mention the LGBTQ community. Of course, it did so in a very narrow context – to protect LGBTQ people against radical Islamist terrorism.

The President noted that Caitlyn Jenner was welcome to use the bathroom of her choice in the tricks. He also stated that the issue of same-sex marriage was “settled”.

These statements could be seen as a gesture by Trump to be more inclusive to the LGBTQ community. On the other hand, his choices of Vice President Michael Pence and Attorney General Jeff Sessions were seen as troubling as Pence and Sessions opposed LGBTQ rights.
So what direction would the Trump administration take? Continue Reading

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