Target: President Donald Trump
Goal: Do not legalize workplace discrimination against the LGBTQ community on the grounds of religious freedom.
The civil rights of the LGBTQ community are at risk of being trampled on if President Trump signs an executive order allowing companies to cite their religious beliefs as an excuse for discrimination. The executive order has not yet been signed, and so is not yet administration policy — it must be stopped before it becomes so.
This order would completely contradict President Trump’s commitment to keep workplace discrimination protections — originally instituted by President Obama — intact. Under the order, gay and lesbian couples could be denied work, adoption services, and even health care. The definition of religious organizations would be expanded to include for-profit corporations, “even if its purpose is not exclusively religious,” according to a draft obtained by The Investigative Fund. It would even ensure tax-exemption for religious organizations who openly oppose gay marriage, extramarital sex, abortion rights, and transgender rights. Sign below to ensure this travesty does not come to pass.
Dear President Trump,
The notion of allowing workplace discrimination against the LGBTQ community on the basis of “religious freedom” is a gross violation of human rights. Please do not turn this into an executive order.
You committed to preserving the protections that President Obama’s administration put in place. Allowing certain organizations to legally discriminate, and to deny people their basic rights (such as work, health care, and a family) is unacceptable and wrong. As president of this great nation, it is your duty and responsibility to protect all of its people. An act like this would be an absolute violation of that oath you took on January 20th. I urge you to protect the LGBT community, and to not allow institutional discrimination on the grounds of “religious beliefs.”
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