The White House said President Trump intends to preserve an order signed by President Obama protecting employees of federal contractors from anti-LGBT discrimination in the workplace, responding to concerns raised by gay rights activists.
The White House took the unusual step Tuesday of reassuring Americans that Mr. Trump doesn’t plan to issue an executive order to roll back legal protections for LGBT citizens.
“President Donald J. Trump is determined to protect the rights of all Americans, including the LGBTQ community,” the White House said in a statement. “President Trump continues to be respectful and supportive of LGBTQ rights, just as he was throughout the election.”
The statement from the office of White House press secretary Sean Spicer said a 2014 executive order signed by Mr. Obama, which protects employees of federal contractors from anti-LGBT workplace discrimination, “will remain intact at the direction of” Mr. Trump.
Still, gay rights groups accused the Trump administration of …
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