Trump-Pence admin reportedly planning to erase non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people across federal agencies
TODAY @11 A.M -- LGBTQ AND CIVIL RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS WILL MARCH TO WHITE HOUSE FOR RALLY OPPOSING TRUMP-PENCE PLAN TO ERASE NON-DISCRIM PROTECTIONS FOR LGBTQ PEOPLE ACROSS FED AGENCIES: The march will commence after an 11 a.m. press conference at HRC headquarters in response to an explosive New York Times report that the Trump-Pence Administration intends to redefine “sex” to intentionally exclude LGBTQ people and their families from non-discrimination protections. All interested media should RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. According to the report, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is planning to release regulations narrowly defining “sex” in an anti-transgender way that guts enforcement of existing civil rights protections for LGBTQ people. More from HRC, CNN and The New York Times.
“Setting a destructive precedent, the Trump-Pence administration intends to erase LGBTQ people from federal civil rights protections and eviscerate enforcement of non-discrimination laws,” said HRC President Chad Griffin (@ChadHGriffin). “Defining ‘sex’ in this narrow language tailored to the talking points of anti-equality extremists is part of a deliberate strategy to eliminate federal protections for LGBTQ people. This is a direct attack on the fundamental equality of LGBTQ people and, if this administration refuses to reverse course, Congress must immediately take action by advancing the Equality Act to ensure that LGBTQ people are explicitly protected by our nation’s civil rights laws.”
“Defining ‘sex’ with narrow language tailored to the talking points of anti-equality extremists is part of a deliberate strategy to eliminate federal protections for LGBTQ people,” said @HRC President @ChadHGriffin. Trans people #WontBeErased. https://t.co/h3jE0FnP60— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) October 22, 2018
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