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Fri Mar 31, 2017, 03:49 AM

Trump Strips LGBT People of Workplace Protections, Then Erases Them from Census




Trump Strips LGBT People of Workplace Protections, Then Erases Them from Census
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Amanda Arnold

Mar 29 2017 4:30 PM
Trump Strips LGBT People of Workplace Protections, Then Erases Them from Census

This week, President Trump quietly nullified an order that required companies receiving large federal contracts to show that they have complied with various federal laws, many of which relate to discrimination in the workplace.

Below is what happened on Trump's 47th day in office. You can find out what damage was done every other day so far on the Saddest Calendar on the Internet.

Not even two weeks after the US Department of Health and Human Services eliminated questions about LGBT people on two crucial national surveys on the elderly and the disabled, the Trump administration extended their erasure of LGBT Americans yesterday when they announced they would not include the option to declare sexual orientation and gender identity on the 2020 US Census. Earlier in the morning, LGBT advocates thought they had a triumph, as the Census Bureau released a list of proposed subjects for 2020 that included questions relating to the above, which were new additions that LGBT rights advocates have been pushing for. But then the Census Bureau made a follow-up announcement.

"The Subjects Planned for the 2020 Census and American Community Survey report released today inadvertently listed sexual orientation and gender identity as a proposed topic in the appendix," the Census Bureau said in a statement. "This topic is not being proposed to Congress for the 2020 Census or American Community Survey."

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Fri Mar 31, 2017, 05:18 AM

1. No surprises.

Too many don't have any fucking clue about GLBT issues and see us as nothing more than a "wedge issue". This is just but one more attack on our community; one more of many which go unnoticed by too many people, including other GLBT people and our "allies".

Of course, if I have learned anything about news like this, the most important thing is to find out "if gay people who voted for the current president are happy".

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Fri Mar 31, 2017, 12:01 PM

2. Erasing LGBT population assessment from the census is an attempt to erase LGBT people.

I hope someone is going to sue over this.

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