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Ivanka Lied: Donald Trump is the Most Anti-LGBT President in History

June 3, 2018 in Blogs

By David Badash, The New Civil Rights Movement

When It Comes to Attacks on LGBT People No U.S. President Has Been Worse Than Trump.

“I will fight for you,” then-candidate Donald Trump infamously promised the LGBT community during the 2016 election.

“If the best person for the job happens to be gay, I would certainly appoint them,” he also claimed before winning the White House. (Out of hundreds of appointments apparently there is only one best person for the job who is also openly-gay.)

When a reporter, a lesbian, asked candidate Trump if LGBT people can ”look for more forward motion on equality for gays and lesbians,” he responded, ”Well, you can,” and promised “to bring people together.”

And after the Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando, Trump even proclaimed that “who we are as a nation,” our “heart and soul,” is being pro-LGBT.

Those were just words – which all turned out to be lies. There were more. But Trump's actions have been far, far worse and far more damaging than many ever imagined.

Remember these?

Rescinding Obama-era guidance to protect the civil rights of transgender children in schools. Calling for (and still fighting to enact) a total ban on transgender service members in the armed forces – including kicking out existing trans people effectively and proudly serving their country. And rescinding Obama-era regulations that ban discrimination against LGBT people in a variety of arenas. Among them, rescinding an Obama-era policy that protects transgender workers, and reversing an Obama-era rule banning health care discrimination against transgender people.

President Trump also instituted an extraordinary policy reversal, prioritizing the rights of people of faith over the rights of LGBT people.

Those are just a few. There are countless other ways President Trump has actively or passively been the most anti-LGBT president in history.

He rejected a rule proposed by the Obama administration requiring “that same-sex spouses are recognized and afforded equal rights in certain Medicare and Medicaid-participating facilities.” He has placed a virulently anti-LGBT justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, and flooded the federal courts with equally (or worse) anti-LGBT judges. One Trump nominee for a lifetime position as a U.S. District Court judge proudly admitted he discriminates against gay people, because they're gay.

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