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Senator Harris Statement on Trump Forcing Transgender Individuals out of the Military

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris released the following statement on the President’s decision to remove all transgender individuals from serving in the military: “The President’s decision to force transgender individuals out of the military is discriminatory, wrong, and un-American. We should not punish or turn away courageous people who are willing …

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Trump continues Obama order protecting LGBTQ federal workers

An executive order protecting federal employees from anti-LGBTQ discrimination that was first signed in 2014 by President Barack Obama will continue under President Donald Trump, the White House said Tuesday. “President Donald J. Trump is determined to protect the rights of all Americans, including the LGBTQ community,” the White House said in a statement. “The …

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Trump presidency’s effect on LGBT community

The Human Rights Campaign has fielded multiple questions from its constituency regarding potential Trump presidency actions which will affect the LGBT community. National Legal Affairs Director Sarah Warbelow and other HRC staff members compiled this Q/A list based on the questions directed to HRC:Will marriage equality be overturned?It’s not impossible, but it’s not likely. It’s …

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The White House’s LGBT rights page has disappeared

And so the transition of power begins… First up is the WhiteHouse.gov site where several pages are now changing or altogether disappearing — including a page on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights. It’s just been over an hour since Trump took office and whitehouse.gov/lgbt has now been replaced by a Trump “transitionsplash” page.