Are LGBTQ Rights In Jeopardy?

 

Update: July 27, 2017 See Here for change in Military policy regarding Transgender Persons.

 

I’ve seen a lot of comments on social media of people that do not like Donald Trump as our president, because they are terrified that LGBTQ Rights are in jeopardy. So are they?

NO.

Not that I can find sound evidence of, however there are tons of #fakenews that will tell you otherwise.

Here is the manipulation from the press. I saw this on other sources as well. These stories were printed the day, before President Trump was expected to announce his actions on LGBTQ Rights policies.

Reuters claiming that he probably would NOT protect the rights of #LGBTs.
Another manipulation.
Lies and implications like this are dividing the nation.
They are breaking up relationships, causing tension and ruining families.
I know this, because it’s happening to me and people I love.

LGBT advocates scared, despite White House words on equality
https://www.google.com/amp/mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN15F1D7

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Photo credit to Reuters

If you search this topic there are all sorts of anti-LGBT rights Trump Administration claims. I had to wade through A WHOLE LOT OF CRAP to find any TRUTH.

Here is officially what is ACTUALLY going on. This is also the promise President Trump made throughout his campaign. Despite the negative claims and scare tactics from the media. Trump announced his executive order to keep in place #LGBTQrights

Obama’s Protections for L.G.B.T. Workers Will Remain Under Trump

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/01/30/us/politics/obama-trump-protections-lgbt-workers.html?referer=https://www.google.com/

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Photo Credit: A flag appeared during the New York City gay pride parade in June.
BRYAN R. SMITH / AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE — GETTY IMAGES

Statement from The White House:
“President Trump continues to be respectful and supportive of L.G.B.T.Q. rights, just as he was throughout the election,” the statement said. “The president is proud to have been the first ever G.O.P. nominee to mention the L.G.B.T.Q. community in his nomination acceptance speech, pledging then to protect the community from violence and oppression.”

Donald Trump’s first 60 min. Interview w/ His Family -Trump Tower Now A Fortress 11-11-16

Here is the actual post from the White House and once I get full text of the actual order, I will post that as well.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/01/31/president-donald-j-trump-will-continue-enforce-executive-order

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Below is all I could find, so far on the original text of the order from the Obama Administration. When I get time to do so, I will do more digging. I had to wade through a lot of crap, just to get even this. There is so much fake news about this subject, it’s ridiculous!!!

Fact Sheet: Taking Action to Support LGBT Workplace Equality

https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/2014/07/21/fact-sheet-taking-action-support-lgbt-workplace-equality-good-business-0

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Here is another article and it has a mixture of truth and some bias quotes, including this one. Most likely added to make you doubt that you should feel safe that everyone’s rights will be protected.
*Another manipulation by the media* (Are you seeing the pattern yet?)

Trump continues Obama order protecting LGBTQ federal workers

http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/31/politics/lgbt-protections-trump-continues-obama-policy-federal-workers/

“Donald Trump has done nothing but undermine equality since he set foot in the White House,” HRC President Chad Griffin said at a news conference hours after Trump signed the order.

Griffin asserted — without providing evidence — that the administration “is still considering an (executive order) that would discriminate against LGBTQ people.”

I have yet to find any real evidence of that claim. I highly doubt this will happen, because it would only raise even more division and drama in the country. It would cause all kinds of protesting and a lot of mad people. (I, personally, would also be very angry, if that happened.)

Not only that, but it would go against the actual promise that President Trump made during his campaign to be supportive of LGBTQ people’s rights. So far, everything he has done since being our President, has been on his campaign check list, with only slight revisions. These revisions were improvements, that should be satisfying the democratic party.

I will update this post as the information is revealed.

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Author: wadingthruthecrap

~ Your friendly neighborhood superhero. ~ Openminded Christian Right Leaning Libertarian Woman - I would really just like to see us all compromise and live in harmony. The negativity is really taking a toll on me mentally and physically. We don't have to agree to get along. We don't have to agree, to respect each other and share ideals. I do all my own research in order to stay informed and to stay SANE! If I just let the news and hearsay govern me I'd be freaking out and living under my bed. The fear-mongering must stop!

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