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Trump reportedly on verge of signing anti-LGBT executive order

First, Donald Trump came for the Muslims and we said hell no.

Now, Donald Trump is reportedly on the verge of signing a sweeping anti-LGBT executive order, that would permit discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the federal government and beyond. And it is time to stand up to Trump’s bigotry and intolerance once again.

Sign the petition and tell Donald Trump in no uncertain terms that homophobia is un-American, and we will not stand for it.

Trump’s homophobic executive order comes on the heels of another un-American executive order signed this past Friday, banning Muslims from a number of Middle Eastern and north African countries. Trump inappropriately chose Holocaust Remembrance Day to launch this bigoted policy.

The new anti-LGBT executive order is expected to be wrapped in the fake language of “religious liberty,” a typical ploy the religious right and other homophobes use to bash LGBT people. Among the possible provisions in the new executive order:

– Letting organizations use federal dollars to discriminate in the provision of social services;

– Letting federally-funded adoption agencies discrimination against LGBT people; and

– Permit federal employees to discriminate against LGBT people based on their opposition to marriage quality and gender identity.

– And, according to the Center for American Progress, the executive order could “make sexual orientation and gender identity fireable offensive for federal employees and federal contractors.” Trump would accomplish this by removing Obama-era protections.

When the White House was asked today (Monday, January 30) about the executive order by gay journalist Chris Johnson, spokesman Sean Spicer refused to deny the rumors.

Enough is enough. We are only one week into this disaster of a presidency, and not only has Trump taken a swipe at Mexicans, women and Muslims, but now he may be on the verge of targeting LGBT people with his venomous un-American bigotry.

We will not be made second-class citizens by a second-class president.

Sign the petition and tell Donald Trump in no uncertain terms that homophobia is un-American, and we will not stand for it.

John Aravosis
Follow me on Twitter: @aravosis | @americablog | @americabloggay | Facebook | Instagram | Google+ | LinkedIn. John Aravosis is the Executive Editor of AMERICAblog, which he founded in 2004. He has a joint law degree (JD) and masters in Foreign Service from Georgetown; and has worked in the US Senate, World Bank, Children’s Defense Fund, the United Nations Development Programme, and as a stringer for the Economist. He is a frequent TV pundit, having appeared on the O’Reilly Factor, Hardball, World News Tonight, Nightline, AM Joy & Reliable Sources, among others. John lives in New York City, and is the cofounder of TimeToResign.com. Bio, article archive.

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