Jared Kushner And Ivanka Trump Defend LGBT Rights In The Workplace

I am not one to compliment the Trump family, but I will today.

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, both trusted advisers of the president, lead the effort to sink a draft that would have overturned an Obama-era law enforcing LGBT rights in the workplace.

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, both trusted advisers of the president, lead the effort to sink a draft that would have overturned an Obama-era law enforcing LGBT rights in the workplace.

President Donald Trump wrote a draft executive order outlining how to roll back former President Barack Obama’s protections of LGBT people in the workplace, based on religious beliefs.

Kushner and Ivanka Trump have a track record of supporting gay rights, and so should Donald Trump. At the Republican National Convention, he said that he would “do everything in my power to protect LGBTQ citizens from violence and oppression of a hateful foreign ideology.”

On Tuesday, the White House put out a statement that read the following. “President Donald J. Trump is determined to protect the rights of all Americans, including the LGBTQ community. President Trump continues to be respectful and supportive of LGBTQ rights, just as he was throughout the election.”

“The executive order signed in 2014, which protects employees from anti-LGBTQ workplace discrimination while working for federal contractors, will remain intact at the direction of President Donald J. Trump,” the statement also said.

White House officials tried to downplay the flip-flop, saying that the draft executive order would have never reached the president’s desk let alone be signed by him.

“Some are real, some are drafts of things people like, and some are ideas people from outside have suggested,” a White House official told POLITICO talking about the executive orders Trump has signed.

An executive order like the draft rejected by Trump would be out of line with previous policy during his campaign and at the RNC. He was the first Republican nominee to have an openly gay speaker at his convention. “For them to put out an executive order that didn’t try and match up with the priorities that he campaigned on would be an unforced error.” Said James Carafano, a vice president of The Heritage Foundation, who advised Trump on foreign policy during the campaign.

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