Rumor has it that US President Donald Trump is poised to sign an anti-LGBTI executive order.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was asked about the reports today but he refused to comment the issue.
‘I’m not getting ahead of the executive orders that we may or may not issue,’ Spicer said
‘There’s a lot of executive orders, a lot of things the president has talked about and will continue to fulfill but we have nothing on that front now.’
It is believed that Trump plans to strike down President Barack Obama’s previous order prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
The Human Rights Campaign said:
‘We already know that he is willing to target and marginalize at-risk communities for his perceived political gain,’
‘As the President and his team plan their next steps, we want to make one thing clear: we won’t give one inch when it comes to defending equality, whether it is a full-on frontal assault or an attack under the guise of religion. (Vice President) Mike Pence should know that better than anyone given his track record in Indiana.’