Trump to Continue Obama’s Executive Order Protecting LGBTQ Federal Employees

The Trump Administration has said that they will continue executive order protecting federal employees from anti-LGBTQ discrimination that was signed by President Barack Obama in 2014.

The White House released a statement saying,  “President Donald J. Trump is determined to protect the rights of all Americans, including the LGBTQ community.”

“The executive order signed in 2014, which protects employees from anti-LGBTQ workplace discrimination while working for federal contractors, will remain intact,” the statement also read.

It also said “The President is proud to have been the first ever GOP nominee to mention the LGBTQ community in his nomination acceptance speech, pledging then to protect the community from violence and oppression.”

The Log Cabin Republicans praised the decision Tuesday calling Trump “a real friend” to the LGBT community.

“Donald Trump campaigned promising to be a ‘real friend’ to the LGBT community, and now President Trump is delivering on that commitment,” said group president Gregory Angelo. “Log Cabin Republicans is proud to have directly lobbied for this important preservation of LGBT equality in the federal workforce.

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