Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Trump, Kansas and the LGBT community

Contrary to recent reports, it appears that President Donald Trump will not be signing an executive order that would rescind rights and protections for LGBT federal employees.
The White House issued this statement today ...
“President Trump continues to be respectful and supportive of LGBTQ rights, just as he was throughout the election. The president is proud to have been the first-ever GOP nominee to mention the LGBTQ community in his nomination acceptance speech, pledging then to protect the community from violence and oppression.”
The rumors - and I'm assuming they were just rumors for right now - made me think of this Tweet send out the morning after election day. Two years ago, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback famously signed an executive order that made it legal for a state employer to discriminate against LGBT state workers. (Not so famously, Brownback declined to be interviewed for our documentary.)

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