Trump to Keep Workplace Protections for LGBTQ Employees

The White House said Tuesday that President Trump will maintain workplace protections for gays and lesbians instituted during the Obama administration.

“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 administration said in a statement.

Gay rights groups had expressed concern that Trump would reverse that order, but White House aides said such a step has not been contemplated. Drafts of proposed orders to roll back the Obama order had circulated through Washington in recent days, which caused concern among LGBTQ activists and others.

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SOURCE: USA Today, David Jackson