I know homosexuals who thought Donald Trump would a fairer than normal president when it came to LGBT rights. Remember this story? ““He will be the most gay-friendly Republican nominee for president ever,” cooed Gregory T. Angelo of the Log Cabin Republicans, the most lickspittle organization in American politics.
Trump rescinded the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces order, also known as Executive Order 13673, that President Obama issued in 2014. That order required companies wishing to contract with the federal government to show that they’ve complied with various federal laws and other executive orders. Notably, Obama issued that order in tandem with Executive Order 13672, which prohibited contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
This means that there is no way to enforce the LGBT protections granted in 13672 because that order relied on the documentation gathered by 13673. If the federal government doesn’t collect any information about whether contractors have policies protecting against LGBT discrimination and complying with other laws, then it has no way of ensuring that they are abiding by the other policies in place.
Yet “Mika” and “Morning” Joe insist that Trump has more in common with Chuck Schumer than Mike Pence. Voters elected him as a conservative, he’s
running the country sitting in the Oval Office like one. Tie the party around his neck.