By Thomas Maxheimer
Governor Matt Bevin has signed into law a Kentucky ‘religious freedom’ bill which legalizes discrimination against LGBT students. HRC Legal Director Sarah Warbelow puts it this way, “No student should fear being excluded from a school club or participating in a school activity because they are LGBTQ.” She goes on to state that while private groups have the freedom to express religious viewpoints, they should not be able to discriminate with taxpayer funds.
To further its onslaught against LGBGT+ citizens, the Trump administration has proposed massive cuts to the department of Health and Human Services. Part of the plan is to slash funds to international AIDS programs instituted under President George W. Bush and AIDS prevention and research in the United States.