It is being reported that a draft of an anti-LGBT order is circulating in the American federal government.
A White House official was quoted as saying that this particular draft is one of many, which is in circulation. However, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee confirmed that there are no plans “to sign anything at this time.”
While no announcement has been forthcoming Trump has vowed to protect religious freedom by promising to reverse the Johnson Amendment. This amendment prohibits tax-exempt religious groups from endorsing or opposing political candidates.
Nevertheless, Trump has backed off on reversing President Obama’s executive order that prohibits companies, with federal government contracts, from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Despite this, the draft order would allow corporations and nonprofits a broad license to use religious grounds as a justification for discrimination.
LGBT groups have condemned the draft. “If anything in this document were to become federal law, it would be a national license to discriminate, and it would endanger LBGTQ people and their families,” said GLAAD president and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis.
(Information sourced from Advocate.com)