By Thomas Maxheimer
Liberty Counsel, the same ultra-conservative Christian law firm that provided free legal defense to Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, and fights against LGBT rights across the US, is terrified that “radical leftist” homosexuals are planning a coup against Donald Trump. The group has also been secretly helping Republican lawmakers draft anti-LGBT+ legislation in a number of states, helping to fuel the wave of anti-LGBT+ “religious freedom” and “bathroom” bills.
Some families of the Pulse shooting have filed a lawsuit against the gunman’s employer and wife, claiming they were able to stop Omar Mateen before the attack, but failed to do so. The lawsuit was filed in federal court in South Florida on behalf of more than four dozen of the survivors and family members of those killed at Pulse nightclub last June. Forty-nine people were killed during the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history at the gay nightclub. Dozens more were injured.
At the time of this writing, at least seven transgender women of color have been murdered across the US in just the first two months of 2017. This comes after the most violent year on record for the transgender community, totaling in 27 deaths in 2016. It should also be noted that it wasn’t until 2014 that violence toward the trans community was even documented.