President Donald Trump is threatening to turn back the clock on LGBT rights.
Last month, Trump issued a statement saying he is “determined to protect the rights of all Americans, including the LGBTQ community.” The administration said at the time that they would not interfere with Barack Obama’s executive order protecting bathroom choice for transgender Americans.
But now the White House has changed course, following the confirmation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has a long history of attacking the LGBT community. This week, Trump and Sessions killed Obama’s rule protecting transgender rights.
The whole ordeal highlights the Trump administration’s agenda against gay and trans Americans, according to The Independent:
Mr Sessions, who previously served as a senator for Alabama, has a long track record of opposing gay rights legislation having been an outspoken critic of equal marriage and has voted against federal laws banning LGBT hate crime and the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.