DNC on Trump’s Latest Rollback of Protections for LGBTQ Americans

DNC Chair Tom Perez, DNC LGBTQ Caucus Chair Earl Fowlkes, and DNC Interfaith Council Co-Chair Sarah Levin released the following statement in response to Trump’s most recent effort to undermine the equal rights and endorse the discrimination of LGBTQ Americans:

“It is insulting and dangerous to conflate religious freedom with federally-funded discrimination against LGBTQ people. The Trump administration’s latest effort to roll back antidiscrimination protections in access to federal funding risks taking vital health, housing, and education services away from Americans just because of who they are. Under President Obama, we protected civil rights for groups that have faced historical discrimination, including the LGBTQ community. The Trump administration has gone in the opposite direction — endorsing discrimination against LGBTQ individuals, single mothers, and religious minorities, and putting their safety at risk. It is long past time for Trump and Republicans to stop using ‘religious freedom’ as a license to discriminate. Democrats support freedom of faith. We believe no one should face discrimination because of who they are, what they believe, or who they love, and we will keep fighting for the full equality every person deserves.”