U.S. President Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump is said to have intervened and apparently convinced her father to not approve of an anti-gay executive order.
Ivanka as well as her husband Jared Kushner were said to have used full advantage of their stature in order to defend the law that had been made in 2014 that safeguarded LGBT workers from discrimination within the workplace.
The law had been approved of by former U.S. President Barack Obama, and sources state that there are conflicting views on this matter within members of the Trump family, and added that the decision on this matter is being made amongst them.
A Dangerous Order
The executive order that would have been signed by President Trump would have ultimately reversed the entire win for the LGBT community along with women’s rights.
Several of these matters would have included the rights of trans-genders, abortion, an equality in marriage, and as well as the use of contraceptives.
The executive order was title “Establishing a Government wide Initiative to Respect Religious Freedom.” This order’s intentional claim is to defend an individual’s religious freedom from all aspects.
This would include even if such a defense had to resort to LGBT members and women’s rights that were gained were to be completely diminished.
Ivanka Steps Forward
If the law had been passed, it would have aligned well with VP Mike Pence’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act back in 2015 that went against all LGBT members and had been severely condemned and criticized.
However, both Ivanka as well has Kushner have a history when it comes to supporting the gay community and have joined in with New Yorkers who are attempting to socially advance.
A statement was then released by the Trump administration in which it announced that the 2014 order that serves to protect LGBTQ members from being discriminated in their workplace will continue to remain as it is under President Trump.