President Trump might be launching a new campaign, but in reality, we know that it's the same anti-equality Trump-Pence administration we’ve come to know.
Throughout Trump’s Presidency, this White House has led a coordinated assault on LGBTQ workers and our rights.
Here are some of the lowlights of the Trump-Pence Administration’s attacks on LGBTQ workers:
- Opposition to the Equality Act: Despite support from almost every segment of the US population and a majority of Republicans, President Trump opposed the Equality Act. Last month, the House passed the Equality Act, voting to guarnatee critical non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ workers and allowing them to be who they are openly on the job without risk of being fired.
- Rollback of Obama-Era Non-discrimination protections: Trump’s Department of Justice upended previous DOJ interpretations of the Civil Rights Act that protects transgender and non-binary workers from employment discrimination and ceased enforcing nondiscrimination protections as well as taking a hostile stance to LGBTQ workers in court.
Planned New Rules to License Discrimination: Trump’s Department of Labor issued a directive that designed to allow federal contractors claim a religious exemption to fire LGBTQ workers because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.