Trump’s Harmful Actions Against the LGBTQIA+ Community
April 12, 2019: Department of Defense put Trump’s ban on transgender service members into effect.
May 2, 2019: DHHS published a final rule encouraging hospital officials, staff, and insurance companies to deny care to patients, including transgender patients, based on religious or moral beliefs.
May 14, 2019: Trump announced his opposition to the Equality Act (HR5)
May 22, 2019: Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced a plan to gut regulations prohibiting discrimination against transgender people in HUD-funded homeless shelters.
May 24, 2019: DHHS published a proposed rule that would remove all recognition that federal law prohibits transgender patients from discrimination in health care.
July 3, 2019: HUD removed requirements that applicants for homelessness funding maintain anti-discrimination policies and demonstrate efforts to serve LGBTQIA+ people and their families.
July 8, 2019: Department of State established a “Commission on Unalienable Rights” aimed at narrowing our country’s human rights advocacy to fit with the “natural law” and “natural rights” views of social conservatives, stating it would seek to “be vigilant that human rights discourse not be corrupted or hijacked or used for dubious or malignant purposes.”
August 14, 2019: Department of Labor announced a proposed rule that would radically expand the ability of federal contractors to exempt themselves from equal employment opportunity requirements, allowing for-profit and non-profit employers to impose “religious criteria” on employees that could include barring LGBTQIA+ employees.
August 16, 2019: Department of Justice filed a brief in the U.S. Supreme Court arguing that federal law “does not prohibit discrimination against transgender persons based on their transgender status.”
September 19, 2019: DHHS canceled a plan to explicitly prohibit hospitals from discriminating against LGBTQIA+ patients as a requirement of Medicare and Medicaid funds.
If you think this is bad check out tomorrow’s list. Every day I will post another ten reasons why Trump has to go.
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