Do you think the White House will protect LGBT rights? | The Tylt
Do you think the White House will protect LGBT rights?
Trump may have talked a good game at the convention, but rescinding federal protections for transgender kids has proved to many that his promises were just that—talk.
In a February 22 interview, the head of the Log Cabin Republicans says he still has faith in Trump as a pro-LGBT leader—pointing specifically to his defense of the community during the RNC convention and his affirmation after the tragic mass shooting in a gay Orlando nightclub.
But others noted the full context of Trump's RNC statement—he actually pledged to protect the LGBT community from Islamic extremists. When he spoke out about the Orlando shooting, critics say it was less about defending the LGBT community and more about attacking and demonizing all of Islam. At no point did Trump pledge to defend them from Mike Pence.
"As your president, I will do everything in my power to protect our LGBTQ citizens from the violence and oppression of a hateful foreign ideology."
Today is a reminder: during the campaign, Trump basically only talked about LGBT people when attacking Muslims. https://t.co/rUF59I5Plx
And some think the furor over his rescinding transgender student protection is premature. The head of the Log Cabin Republicans listed his top political priorities under Trump, and protections for transgender people did not make the list:
"Obamacare, tax reform, death tax repeal, preservation of the second amendment, fighting radical Islamic terrorism....There’s more to being LGBT than marriage equality and non-discrimination. We have a tremendous opportunity right now to show the country that LGBT people by and large are not, or do not have to be, single issue voters."
Why is the government involved in bathrooms in the first place?