As Donald Trump has been inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States gay Republican activists are expecting LGBT people to benefit from the incoming administration.

Robert Kabel, a gay member of the Republican National Committee from Washington, said that they are hopeful that president Trump would not repeal the LGBT executive orders issues by President Obama.

“I’m very hopeful,” Kabel said. “If you go all the way back to 2004 when George W. Bush had proposed a constitutional amendment [to ban same-sex] marriage to today, where the Supreme Court has ruled and President-elect Trump has said that’s settled law, that’s an enormous change,” he said.

Furthermore, Republican activist James Driscoll confirmed his optimism that Trump would support LGBT issues despite Republican Party leaders who are not supportive of those issues.

“For gay people this should be a time of hope and celebration,” said Driscoll. “We have the most pro-gay Democratic president ever, Obama, succeeded by the most pro-gay Republican president, Trump. What’s not to like about that?”

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