With a stroke of his pen, Donald Trump issued an Executive Order directing Attorney General Jeff Sessions – a man who has denied LGBTQ people equality under the law – to seek a license to discriminate across all areas of the government.
This order is incredibly alarming, particularly for millions of LGBTQ people and women across the nation, who are among those most frequently subjected to discrimination under the guise of religion.
For years, anti-LGBTQ organizations have been trying to legalize discrimination under the guise of religion. Today, these groups are celebrating because Trump’s order could allow government contractors to decline to work with gay and lesbian couples on adoptions and other services. It could also allow federal employees to refuse services to those whose benefits depend on marriage equality.
But Donald Trump knows full well this executive order isn’t about religion – it’s about establishing a license to discriminate.
Add your name today to join HRC as we challenge any effort by Jeff Sessions or other agencies of Trump’s Administration to license discrimination.