The anti-LGBT executive order that was leaked to the press a few weeks ago and reportedly killed by Ivanka Trump, is still in the works according to a senior member of President Trump’s transition team.
Former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell who served as domestic policy chair of President Trump’s transition team, said in an interview with Huffington Post Editor-at-Large Michelangelo Signorile that the so-called “religious freedom” order is being redrafted because the original version was considered too vulnerable to legal challenges.
“In the final analysis, what we want is an executive order that will meet the scrutiny of the judicial process,” said Blackwell. “If there is no executive order, that will disappoint [social conservatives]. But a good executive order will not. So we’re still in the process.”
The order, in essence a license for people to discriminate against LGBT people, could permit people working at any business or organization—including government officials—to refuse to serve someone solely based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.
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February 27, 2017