Thursday, July 27, 2017
Sessions Seeks to Strip the Gay and Lesbian Community of Their Civil Rights
Trump Administration seeks to make America into another LGBTQ intolerant Russia.
Justice Department Argues Landmark Civil Rights Law Doesn’t Protect Gay People
Advocacy groups swiftly condemned the DOJ filing, which landed the day President Donald Trump banned transgender people from military service.
The Department of Justice argued in a legal brief on Wednesday that the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 offers no protection from discrimination based on sexual orientation, a position advocacy groups condemned as “shameful” and “politically driven.”
DOJ lawyers, arguing under Attorney General Jeff Sessions, submitted an amicus brief to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in which they said the department did not believe the law ― which bans discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin ― applied to lesbian and gay people.
Like most bullies, Donald Trump is really a coward.
Although he spent a dozen seasons on “The Apprentice” playing the boss who loved saying “You’re fired,” he doesn’t have the guts to lower the boom as president. When he did fire former FBI director James Comey, he hid behind the skirts of deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein.
With his beleaguered press secretary Sean Spicer he waited until the poor man resigned after weeks of mean-spirited critiques behind Spicey’s back, of everything from his suits to his speaking style. [...]
Cowards pick on the vulnerable. [...]
Cowards make empty threats. [...]
The president is lucky that unlike the Republicans in Nixon’s day, his party and its congressional members are cowards, too. There is no Howard Baker, asking “What did the president know and when did he know it,” or a Barry Goldwater, who had the courage to tell Nixon that his support in the Congress had crumbed to dust because of his lawlessness
What are you going to do about it, America?
Get out there and march and protest this sickening anti-LGBTQ administration.
This will not stand.
These are the American people, Trump, not small-time contractors you can stiff.
We have rights, and legal precedent.