Report: Upcoming Trump Executive Order Attacks LGBT Rights

A new report says that an upcoming executive order from Donald Trump will attack LGBT rights that were protected under President Barack Obama.

“A draft of an executive order on ‘religious freedom’ is circulating inside the Trump administration, outlining a potential weakening of protections designed to shield LGBT individuals from discrimination, according to a copy of the proposed order obtained by ABC News.

The order –- which may never become administration policy, depending on internal deliberations — would also free some private companies from being forced to provide contraceptive coverage as part of the health plans they offer employees. It would also open the door for tax-exempt entities to speak out “on moral or political issues from a religious perspective” without fear of losing favored tax status.

White House officials told ABC News that the draft appears to be among the hundreds of executive orders that are circulating –- drafted by either the Trump transition team, the White House policy team or even by outside groups –- and that not all reflect administration thinking or likely policy. One official did not say who drafted this potential order, but did not dispute its authenticity.” [READ MORE]