Today the Trump Administration issued a statement that no change will come to the executive action signed by former President Obama in 2014.
“The executive order signed in 2014, which protects employees from anti-LGBTQ workplace discrimination while working for federal contractors, will remain intact at the direction of President Donald J. Trump,” the administration said in a statement
To some, this was a surprise but throughout the Presidential campaign, President Trump stated he supported LGBTQ rights. Rumors were being floated around the White House that the President was also going nullify the former President actions. However, this looks like an attempt by the left to start another controversy. It was vastly under-reported but Trump received some very quiet support from the LGBTQ community.
In its statement, the White House said that Trump “is proud to have been the first ever GOP nominee to mention the LGBTQ community in his nomination acceptance speech, pledging then to protect the community from violence and oppression.”
It said Trump “is determined to protect the rights of all Americans, including the LGBTQ community.”
Shortly after the terrorist attack in Orlando support started to increase from the LGBTQ community. Additionally, one of President Trump’s most vocal supporters is Milo Yiannopoulos who just happens to be gay and reaches out to the LGBTQ community. President Trump was the executive of a “huge” international company and I’m sure he’s hired many from that community. Why would he change now? This is another example of the media creating a story that didn’t exist to cause controversy. Another shining example of how the media tries to put people in little political boxes.
Source: USA Today