The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) are reporting that a number of rumours are abound that Donald Trump is set to sign a discriminatory executive action that specifically targets the LGBTQ community.
While these rumours can only be dismissed or confirmed by the White House they have not done so thus far. Nevertheless, HRC is preparing to fight to rumoured executive order.
“The rumors of an anti-LGBTQ executive action by President Trump are deeply troubling. We already know that he is willing to target and marginalize at-risk communities for his perceived political gain. As the President and his team plan their next steps, we want to make one thing clear: we won’t give one inch when it comes to defending equality, whether it is a full-on frontal assault or an attack under the guise of religion. Mike Pence should know that better than anyone given his track record in Indiana,” said JoDee Winterhof, the Human Rights Campaign’s Senior Vice President for Policy and Political Affairs.
“The Human Rights Campaign will stand with those who have already been targeted by this Administration and are prepared to fight tooth and nail against every effort to discriminate.”
HRC writes that a Bloomberg report suggests that a range of options, which could target LGBTQ people, is under consideration for executive order.
(Information sourced from HRC.org)