REPORT: Jared and Ivanka helped QUASH executive order to roll back Obama’s LGBT protections

According to a report by Politico, both Jared and Ivanka were responsible in part for helping kill an executive order that would have rolled back Obama’s workplace protections for LGBT employees:

POLITICO – Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump helped lead the charge to scuttle a draft executive order that would have overturned Obama-era enforcements of LGBT rights in the workplace, multiple sources with knowledge of the situation told POLITICO.

A draft executive order on LGBT rights that outlines how to roll back former President Barack Obama’s protections and expand legal exemptions based on religious beliefs has been circulating among journalists and worried progressive groups this week.

But two sources close to Kushner and Ivanka Trump, who have a record of supporting gay rights, said the couple favored putting out a clear statement from the president, promising to uphold the 2014 Obama executive order and stopping the momentum for the turnaround in its tracks.

On Tuesday night, the White House released a statement saying that “President Donald J. Trump is determined to protect the rights of all Americans, including the LGBTQ community. President Trump continues to be respectful and supportive of LGBTQ rights, just as he was throughout the election.”

“The executive order signed in 2014, which protects employees from anti-LGBTQ workplace discrimination while working for federal contractors, will remain intact at the direction of President Donald J. Trump,” the statement continued.

White House officials downplayed the turnaround, suggesting that the draft LGBT executive order would never have reached the president’s desk for his signature. They described it as one of about 200 executive orders that were contemplated during the transition — some by outside groups, others by transition officials — and that it was never intended to be signed, even without pushback from Kushner, Ivanka Trump or anyone else

“Some are real, some are drafts of things people like, and some are ideas people from outside have suggested,” a White House official told POLITICO, describing the executive orders that have been written.



This is the part of Trump of which I have little hope. When it comes to social issues like this, he’s not going to do conservatives any favors. I have no expectation whatsoever that he will oppose the gay LGBT agenda in any way. Heck, he’s already made it clear on the campaign trail that transgenders should be able to use whatever bathroom they want.

If he surprises me I’ll applaud him. But I seriously doubt that’s going to happen, especially with his family of libs surrounding him.

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