Trump keeps Obama’s Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons

President Trump is keeping Randy Berry, the U.S. Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons.  (The “I” is for Intersex.)  This is a big deal because Trump is keeping this position at the state department AND retaining Obama’s appointment. Berry, who is gay and married with kids, has twenty-four years of diplomatic experience.  […]

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Gorsuch’s Gay Clerk: “I have never felt the least whiff from him of homophobia or intolerance toward gay people.”

Huffpost has a story out in which a former Gorsuch clerk says the Supreme Court nominee is not personally homophobic. Goodbaum, now an attorney in Connecticut, recalled fondly their conversation on the week of the wedding: “He said, ‘This is a wonderful thing. You’ll see how your relationship grows.’” Goodbaum, who in 2009 served as […]

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Thank Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner for saving LBGT workplace protections.

Politico has an article out detailing how Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner personally intervened to save President Obama’s LGBT employment protections.  These protections make it illegal to fire an employee of a federal contractor because of his or her sexual orientation or gender identity.  It also made it illegal to fire a federal civilian worker […]

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White House: President Donald J. Trump Will Continue to Enforce Executive Order Protecting the Rights of the LGBTQ Community in the Workplace

Today the Trump White House issued a press release reaffirming prohibitions on sexual orientation discrimination in federal contracting: 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 President […]

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