LGBTQIA Politics Roundup

By Thomas Maxheimer

GOP Congressman To Reintroduce ‘First Amendment Defense Act’, The Vilest Religious Freedom Bill Of Our Time

Representative Raul Labrador (R-Idaho) plans to reintroduce the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA), and House and Senate members are also planning to file legislation to “protect” people who claim religious objections to marriage equality.  Donald Trump has pledged to sign the bill in his first 100 days.

Groups Speak Out On Trump’s Anti-Muslim Executive Order

The National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund, Lambda Legal, The National Center for Lesbian Rights, and the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance all spoke out against Trump’s latest attack on Muslims.

Trump Order Like Death Sentence For Many LGBTQ Refugees

LGBT+ people from the Middle East and North Africa have long faced serious persecution by religious organizations, their own families, as well as their governments.  The Islamic State has proven to be devastatingly violent toward gay people, often hunting them down and brutally murdering them.  The Trump administration’s response so far has been a resounding “We don’t care.”  However, organizations like HRC, IRAP, and millions of Americans do care.


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