Federal Agency Boots LGBT From EEOC Policy

Via press release:

HRC has learned that the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has removed sexual orientation and gender identity from their Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) statement.

Under the Civil Service Reform Act and the Executive Orders signed by Presidents Clinton and Obama, sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination is prohibited in federal employment.

Earlier this year, the Department of Commerce took a similar action, but Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross restored the sexual orientation and gender identity language following new stories reporting on the change.

“Yet again, we see the Trump-Pence Administration actively seeking to undermine rights for LGBTQ people,” said David Stacy, HRC Government Affairs Director.

“The GSA’s move to exclude sexual orientation and gender identity from their Equal Employment Opportunity statement is mean-spirited, deceptive and irresponsible. The GSA’s EEO statement is meant to inform workers and applicants about their legal protections — protections that federal employees have had for decades. Cutting specific mention of sexual orientation and gender identity protections is a slap in the face to LGBTQ federal employees.

  • liondon#iamnotatraitor

    Will we have to start registration next?

  • FAEN

    Jesus fucking Christ already! For anyone who thinks elections don’t matter or purity tests/protest votes are the way the go…..this is what you help build.

    • bkmn

      Yup. Some still haven’t learned the lesson yet that it is better to support someone who agrees with you on most things than to hand the election over to more GOP asshats.

      • Snarkaholic

        It’s not about who’s going to do more…
        …it’s about who’s going to steal less!

      • Ninja0980

        VA is a case in point.

        • Chucktech

          I fully expect that to be demonstrated by early this evening.

          • HoneyBoySmith

            Upvoted you on this earlier because I had a bad feeling about Virginia.

            Thank FSM we were both wrong!

          • Chucktech

            God, I’ve never been so happy to be wrong!

        • jerry

          I always thought VA was a good example of GOP fuckery…having all their state elections in an odd-numbered year, rather than with congressional even years or presidential election years. It’s almost guaranteed to result in a much lower turnout, which always helps the GOP.

          • Ninja0980

            Agree with that 100%.
            In the same breath, the GOP voters turn out regardless of what year it is, be nice if our side did the same.

      • matrem

        Sadly, I think that these people will never get the chance to learn from this mistake. Once the GOP steals the SCOTUS, we’ll be a Christian Iran.

  • Jonathan Smith
  • Tawreos

    They will do anything if it means hurting a group they don’t like.

  • ChiTownGuy

    This, rest assured, is the work of Mike Pence. He is running the operations and the judicial appointees. I guarantee you.

    • worstcultever

      Yep. Along with Miller, just for that extra dash of vindictiveness.

    • Halou

      The Ted Cruz clan was essentially allowed to write the Republican domestic policy platform at last year’s party convention. Trump’s only priorities are screwing Obama, making himself rich and making his foreign creditors happy. Everything else is ‘meh’.

  • Boreal
    • Jonathan Smith

      they never cared. they got’s theirs……..

      • Steverino

        For now…

    • JWC

      The fact that he is holding the flag upside down speaks volumes, There are only 2 reasons to display a banner upsidedown Distress or Disrespect

      • marshlc

        With this guy, you can never rule out his operating principle, though – ignorance.

        • FAEN

          Some dumb ass Cheeto apologist on Towleroad was all-and I’m paraphrasing, “I find his lack of knowledge refreshing.”

          🙄

          • TampaDink

            Ugh.

          • marshlc

            ffs.

            I could tell right off you were paraphrasing – no one who thought that way could compose that elegant and grammatically correct sentence.

      • clay

        The fact that the “gays” wrote on the flag upside down speaks volumes. There are only 2 reasons to do that– Distress or Disrespect.

        • MBear

          Ignorance…?

          • Todd20036

            Ignorance falls under “disrespect”.
            They couldn’t be bothered to learn how to treat an LBGT flag

          • clay

            = Disrespect.

          • Frank McCormick

            I’ve always thought the Trump campaign created that flag themselves. Aside from the fact that the flag is upside down, look at ragged lettering. Look at the raggy flag itself.

          • ChrisMorley

            It’s a genuine flag but it was a rush job to scrawl the lies just before this “photo opportunity.”

    • FAEN

      Too busy with their self loathing to care.

  • Gustav2

    When I talk to my Black Democratic Party neighbors, who don’t hear about the changes, they don’t believe we don’t have blanket protections since Marriage Equality.

    The work for Gay Rights is done! Now be quiet!

    • Ninja0980

      Yup, it’s all identity politics to many on the left, sad to say.

    • Chucktech

      The work for black minority Civil Rights is done! Now be quiet!

      Fixed it for them.

    • Dom Saunders

      Probably because out of all our issues we publicly spoke about, marriage equality had been the one to get the most air time. Things like being able to continue working somewhere, healthcare, etc., on the other hand, don’t always make national news. Still, black Democrats need to do better overall on LGBT rights, I will say.

      • David Walker

        Also, I think people understand marriage equality. The assumption is that since we have that, we’re all equal. I had to prove to a very progressive business owner that they could fire an LGBTQ employee or refuse service to a potential client (or sever contracts with existing clients) and we would have no recourse. She refused to believe that, so I told her to read her anti-discrimination clause. It was instructive and saddening to watch her understand that marriage equality is only that…equality in marriage. Will she do anything about it?

    • Blake Jordan

      Well almost all other countries got the protections in housing, employment, etcetera before civil marriage equality… which seems like the logical way to go about it.

  • clay

    Philadelphia Annual Reminders– Federal and municipal LGBT public servants marching to be hired / not to be fired– 1965-1969, and returning in 2018?

  • bkmn

    Must be about time for another announcement from Log Cabin morans about how gay friendly Trump is….along with another article from the NYT about how good he is for the LGBT community.

  • Paula

    Plain and simple, they want us dead. It will be a gradual process, start removing our protections, re-criminalization of LGBT behavior, then elimination.

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      Step by step, they are prepping & planning for what they will do after a 2020 win. ( President bonespur doesn’t necessarily need to be pres )

      It will literally be over for us in ways I don’t want to think about.

      • Ninja0980

        They are already transforming the courts.
        I fully expect them to try and overturn all the LGBT victories gained the past 50 years.

        • bayhuntr

          This is what many are ignoring, the religious extremist are getting everything they want from Trump. All the Federal Judges that he is appointing are radical religious extremist. Their Supreme court man is a typical evangelical liar. DeVos is another fake Christian doing damage to the US.

          • NedFlaherty

            No. Betsy DeVos is no fake. She is real. She and her millions of fellow worshipers proudly admit to all their various bigotries.

            You meant to say that you prefer your sect of “Christian” over her sect of “Christian” and you wish she wouldn’t claim that label. There are millions of people among many types of “Christian” sects, and all that anyone can say about them is that they should choose their beliefs more carefully and claim their identities more clearly.

            DeVos is exactly the type of Christian that she admits she is.

          • bayhuntr

            I don’t think I’ve ever heard her admit that she’s a bad person that uses religion to hide behind. Bad people Are not in the habit of doing that, quite the opposite they make excuses for being bad people, that’s how they got there in the first place.
            And for the record ALL religion is either a cancer or precancer. They mutate into cancer when they start harming other people to spread, just like cancer does. DeVos is it cancer, (better description than fake Christian?) and just because “millions” of people follow her, does not change that fact. It’s _because_ of that fact, that makes her particular cult a cancer. What else makes a cancer, it will only end with the destruction of society. Religion has to have demons to exist, they made them up to get where they are today and they’ll keep making them up to stay in power. Today its spreading hate for gay people tomorrow it be spreading hate for Mormons.

          • NedFlaherty

            I understand your comments, and I agree.

            My only point is that DeVos is not “fake” (as in “imaginary”); she is a real creature, who admits to her bigotries, and who proudly flaunts them for all to see.

            So, she’s not “fake” because she’s a real person, and she’s not a “fake Christian” because there are millions of DeVos-style Christians, and they, too, are real people, however deplorable.

            Some argue that DeVos isn’t a real “Christian” but that’s untrue; there are millions of living, breathing people just like her, and they worship religious leaders just like her.

          • bayhuntr

            I understand what you are saying and it is exactly why religion has no place in government. If someone starts using gov to harm Doctors, women or homosexuals because of their “Deeply held belief” even if practiced by 10 or 10 million, we do have a right to challenge their motives and their faith. “Deeply held belief” is not a “Get special rights” card, it actually has no value at all. Imagine a court of law “I have deeply held…” “Well, mine are Deeper…” “Well mine are deeper to infinity…” we would become a nation of 5 year olds, not a nation of laws.
            Society has every right to ask the baker why he has deeply held beliefs with gays, but not with adulterers (obviously he hates gays but not adulterers, but hate is not faith). It’s no difference than those that love and demand compliance with the 1st and 2nd Amendments to the US Constitution but not the 5th or part of the 1st. Hypocrisy dose not make a nation great, quite the opposite. All it does for religion is make it the perfect place for hypocrites, liars, racist and the wantonly ignorant, to hide in plain site. Look at Alabama’s newest child molester and his continued support from the “fake” Christians.
            (Now I believe that deeply, so… 😉

          • NedFlaherty

            Oh, dear. Everything was going swimmingly until your next-to-last sentence, which brings us right back where we started.

            “Alabama’s newest child molester is continuously supported” by actual, real Christians — millions of them: authoritarian, right-wing, fascist theocrats who actually exist, in frighteningly large numbers. Their middle name is “hypocrite” but that, unfortunately, doesn’t make them “fake” or imaginary or non-existent.

            The single largest group of Christians in America today is the group you’re calling “fake.” Call their spirituality insincere or deviant if you wish, but this type of Christian is every bit as real as the ones in the National Socialist German Workers party.

          • bayhuntr

            “Spirituality insincere” is how I would define my use the words “fake Christian.” So, spirituality insincere, it is…
            “Look at Alabama’s newest child molester and his continued support from the “spiritually Insincere.”

          • NedFlaherty

            “Spiritually insincere” is correct, but it’s far too polite. They’re greedy hypocrites who will elect anyone — ANYONE — so long as it preserves their power.

          • bayhuntr

            By the way, what percent of our population do you estimate this group of spiritually insincere Christians to be? I don’t think it’s that large. They are very vocal and seem larger than they are, because they’re supported by and ever more powerful greed class, knowing they’ll vote for anything, if you play lipservice to.

          • NedFlaherty

            U.S. Census Bureau and Pew Research report:

            – U.S. has 235 million voters.
            – 26% (61 million) = white, born-again, evangelical Christians.
            – 81% (50 million) = Republicans.

            50 million spiritually insincere people is a juggernaut.

        • The Sentinel

          Indeed and these are LIFETIME appointments. We’re fucked.

      • FAEN

        We’ve founght back before and we’ll fight this too!

        • Todd20036

          No. The last time this happened, the US fought Germany.
          Now, the US IS 1930s Germany.
          We may need to run

          • GayOldLady

            No honey, we are gonna stay right here and fight. Many of us spent the majority of our lives in jeopardy fighting for equality in the law. We scratched and fought our way into political visibility and we won Marriage Equality and the right to serve our Country openly. We’re not going back! Never, ever!

          • Todd20036

            I like your attitude, but it didn’t work out so well for the Jews who stayed in Germany

          • GayOldLady

            Well I was an adult when being gay was illegal in almost every State. When being LGBT was considered a mental illness and criminal. I had a family member who asked why I didn’t come out in HS, I said because if I had my family would have had me committed. I have friends who went to jail for being gay. I, personally experienced harassment from police who would cruise the parking lots of L/G bars looking for “queers” to lock up. In the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and even into the 90’s we lived in a very dark and scary world where you could lose everything you had, including your life, for being gay. I’d rather be dead than give up anything that we’ve won in the past 25-30 years.

          • Chucktech

            I, personally experienced harassment from police who would cruise the parking lots of L/G bars looking for “queers” to lock up.

            I’m a little surprised (only a little, BTW) to hear that. Certainly in the 60’s, women were still at the height of being dominated by a patriarchal society so were really much less visible, certainly in the world of gay oppression. Police were certainly zealous in looking for male queers to beat up and harass, I didn’t realize that women were hassled to anywhere near the extent that gay men were.

          • David Walker

            I learned a lot when I volunteered alongside our lesbian sisters during the AIDS ’80s, and one was that their lives were no picnics, either.

          • GayOldLady

            Love ya, David.

          • GayOldLady

            We definitely weren’t hassled like gay men were, but we were hassled regularly. Two of the women’s bars were regular targets of cops cruising the parking lots. They would taunt and harass us if we “loitered” in or around the bars. I had friends who were locked up for “public indecency” for the benign crime of making out. I had friends who were locked up for “loitering” because they spent too much time in a parking area. Not only were we hassled by cops, the women’s bars were hassled by straight men. Most of the bars I frequented finally hired bouncers who would watch the parking lots and warn people not to engage in any sort of sexual activity in the parking areas and run off straight guys who would drive by just to harass. I had a friend raped by 2 guys after she left the bar. She parked on the street behind the bar because she was so paranoid about being seen. She was going through a divorce and feared losing custody of her children. She was so terrified of losing custody she didn’t report the rape.

          • Paula

            Learn from the past.

          • Andrea King

            Heard of the MS St. Louis? It often didn’t work out for those who left, either.

          • David Walker

            I’m sorry, Todd, but you’ve frequently stated that you have the financial where-with-all to pack up and go. Few of us have that ability. I envy you that financial security and I’d probably consider setting up residence elsewhere, too, if I could. I can’t. I’m not entirely convinced that the US is worth my efforts anymore, but it’s what I’ve got.

          • prixator

            By parents were pretty poor parents, but they gave me two things for which I am very grateful: they were WWII refugees and chose to come to Canada, where I was born and they never brainwashed me into any religion.

            The older I get, the more I appreciate both things.

          • FAEN

            I have no idea where I would run TO? Aside from that I don’t think we should ever let Nazi’s win.

          • doninkansas

            I am looking into moving to Portugal in the next year or so.

          • FAEN

            Wow-why Portugal?

          • doninkansas

            I have an adorable man I have been friends with for about 15 years living there. We decided that it might be time to talk about marriage. Time will tell, but we are both working toward that.

          • FAEN

            Awwww! I’m happy for you Don. My best wishes .

            🖖🏽❤️

          • Clive Johnson

            Large numbers of people will fight back against the hard right, which is in for a really rude awakening.

        • fuow

          Yes, but we still are failing miserably at getting people on the left to the polls. If we can’t get people allied with us to understand that moral victories are worthless without the votes to back them up, just how are we going to dig out of this increasingly black, dark hole we’ve dug ourselves into by not voting in 2016?

      • GayOldLady

        Nope, nope, nope. We cannot allow ourselves to look at this as the beginning of the end. Our movement as at the beginning of the beginning. We have to be prepared to stand our ground as we’ve done for the past 50+ years and make them see us. If we hide, we’re defeated. We’re out, proud and loud. Never go back, Never give in.

        • Ragnar Lothbrok

          Absolutely. I didnt mean to sound defeatist.
          That is not who I am.

        • fuow

          I agree. Until, however, we start voting, nothing will change.

          • FAEN

            There is also voter suppression we needn’t to deal with as well. But yeah, I get your point.

          • jonfromcalifornia

            Agreed. But with the divisiveness and plain laziness of people who call themselves “Democrat”, I don’t know. Still, this evening’s victories I hope are a “sign” that Democrats are finally starting to wake up from their electoral slumber.

        • David Walker

          I think we need a unifying anthem. Except for the time period “million righteous men” reference, I nominate this…
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Whg_OS7P-c

          • GayOldLady

            I like it David!

      • Clive Johnson

        In which case we’re heading for a cultural civil war the likes of which we’ve never seen before. The conservatives don’t realize that the country has shifted under their feet. Many are still under the illusion that they represent a solid majority on LGBT and other issues.

        • Ragnar Lothbrok

          Correct. They live in their bubble and don’t accept that the majority are in fact with us.

    • Steverino

      Only this time, they will be speaking English rather than German.

      • Todd20036

        And if that happens, there will be 2 nations: the blue states where LBGT protections prohibit camps (but where attacking LBGTs will probably result in misdemeanor charges) and red states where “reeducation camps” will “fix” LBGTs by “making them straight” or outright killing them

        And while only 1/3 of the nation will actually like this, another 1/3 of the nation will sit by and do nothing.

        • David Walker

          Bet they’ll offer their thoughts and prayers, though.

      • Vista-Cruiser

        With a southern drawl.

    • zhera

      And they will never stop! Even after 8 years with Obama, marriage equality, end of DOMA, federal protections; they will chip away at your rights where ever they can. Just look at the abortion laws.

    • fuow

      You are so right. Sadly.
      But, heh – at least we don’t have to worry about her emails, right?

      • Paula

        Really… I was so worried about those. /s

    • LSMC1987

      I don’t think so. We will lose ground at times, but the movement forward is inextricable. the population by almost 65 to 75 percent support LGBT, LGBT rights, and marriage equality. By the numbers, support is too high for any of this to be lasting.

      • hopeful idiot

        pssst – inexorable, not inextricable.

        • LSMC1987

          dam apple auto-correct……..

  • BearEyes

    Add the 4 words

  • Tomcat

    I guess income taxes for LGBTQ will be eliminated now, since it would be taxation without representation. Only fair.

    • Jonathan Smith

      ha.ha.ha. No. Know how many people would self identify as gay then?

    • Kelly Lape

      We are represented, just not well. We aren’t even 3/5’s of a person if you ask a Republican.

  • Boreal
    • Tawreos

      They weren’t even acknowledged as victims of Nazi persecution, and were denied reparation payments that many other groups got Many were sent to regular prisons after being released from the camps to serve out their sentences for homosexual acts. All for being nothing more than what they were.

      • Hank

        Sadly, at that time, most countries had laws stating, that Homosexuality was a crime. I just saw the Tom of Finland biopic movie, and it was obvious, that even in Finland and Germany during and after WWII, homosexuality was illegal.

    • Todd20036

      Don’t tell Do Something Nice that. He blames CLinton for her loss, despite the Russian influence, the lies and conspiracy theories against her, and the RNC hacking of voter machines.

      • Boreal

        I have that troll blocked. No fucks given for what he thinks.

        • Todd20036

          Me too. The final straw was when he called Gay Old Lady a “lying sack of shit”

          • Ragnar Lothbrok

            Well, that would certainly do it.

      • zhera

        I asked him how it’s working out for him, having tRump as POTUS. He said it’s working out just fine.

        Remember that the next time you see him complain about something the Republicans do. Apparently the attacks on civil rights, health care, the environment, international politics, etc. doesn’t bother him.

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      Met up with an old str8 friend last weekend at a party. First, he actually apologized for becoming ” large ” ( lol ), then he admitted to voting for fuckface..because Hillary just couldn’t be trusted.
      Ugh.

      • Boreal

        If any of the friends I have voted for cheeto, they sure as hell won’t tell me to my face. The ones who did are no longer friends.

        • Ragnar Lothbrok

          Same here. However, this guy said he really regrets it.

          • Todd20036

            *shrug* He knew Trump raped a girl, molested women, defrauded 1000s and was afraid to release his taxes.
            And all this was before the election.
            But Hillary couldn’t be trusted.
            You need better friends.

          • Ragnar Lothbrok

            Ok.
            Be my friend ?

          • Todd20036

            You like being friends with an incorrigible slut?

          • Ragnar Lothbrok

            I actually insist.

          • zhera

            They’re the best friends!

          • FAEN

            Yes please. Will some of the slutiness wear off on me you think?

          • FAEN

            Is this Todd specific or can anyone join ?

          • Ragnar Lothbrok

            You are already in the club 🙂

          • FAEN

            😉😉 and you are in mine.

          • DonnaLee

            Thousands of lawsuits. I still don’t get how people thought that made him a good businessman.

          • Boreal

            His regret won’t help us now and I have no doubt he was warned.

          • Chucktech

            Oh! Well, that makes it all OK, then…

          • FAEN

            Gee-his brain couldn’t figure out what a sociopath Cheeto is BEFORE the election?

      • FAEN

        I hope you put your friend in his place.

        • Ragnar Lothbrok

          Oh, he knows.

  • Statistics Palin

    Jeff Sessions can’t go to prison fast enough to suit me.

    • TampaDink

      You misspelled hell.

      • Chucktech

        Patience, my dear Dink, patience…

    • Friday

      I’m kind of thinking ‘Right after Mueller’s done with him.’

  • marshlc

    One of the things they are counting on, I bet, is protest fatigue. This administration has already established a history of trying something sneaky, and then pulling back on it if it creates a big backlash.

    But they know that people can’t constantly be in a state of protest and resistance – they get tired, they have day to day concerns and responsibilities that take precedence….it’s very hard to be constantly fighting.

  • dbishop75

    I hate these people so damned much! Trying very hard to be a good person and not blame their religion – but it all seems to go back to that. Christians are good for one thing – lion food!

    • Jon Doh

      Amen

    • Daveed_WOW

      So many Xtians…so few lions.

    • CottonBlimp

      Lions don’t actually enjoy eating Christians, they just consider it their civic duty.

  • Halou

    It looks like we’re on track to return to the 1950s.

    https://www.out.com/sites/out.com/files/imce/LavenderScarenewspaper.jpg

    • Steverino

      The 1930s and 1940s will follow.

    • Bubba in TX

      What exactly is a “waster” in this context? I’ve pretty much been in all the other categories; I just want to know if I can check ALL the boxes.

      • ChrisMorley

        I think they’d consider you have it well ticked, as ‘a dissolute person’
        1 a (1) :one that spends or consumes extravagantly and without thought for the future
        (2) :a dissolute person
        Merriam-Webster

      • BobSF_94117

        During WWII, wasting anything was considered impeding the war effort. And after years of rationing, preceded by the Depression, waste was looked down upon.

  • Ninja0980

    Message to purity bots who stayed home or voted third party.
    Please don’t tell me you care about LGBT rights, rights of women, POC etc. ever again.
    We told you shit like this would happen under Trump but since your guy/gal didn’t win, you were willing to let it happen out of spite.
    Like the Trump voters, you too can go fuck yourselves.

  • joe ho

    Yet another win for the “both parties are the same” crowd.

    Way to go, Bernie or Busters and Green Partiers! Well played!

    • clay

      They don’t care; they see any federal employee as a sell-out. It’s possible they see any person employed as a sell-out.

  • JaniceInToronto

    Nothing will reverse this. They just don’t care about human rights when it comes to LGBT people. We’re fucked again…

  • Bluto
  • Halou

    Another example of Trump pissing on Obama’s legacy for no other reason than because it is Obama’s legacy.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcM8J5HzUWM

    • joe ho

      Not really. Trump is governing exclusively to please his shrinking base. And that includes the anti-gay religious right evangelicals.

    • canoebum

      Ah, the good old days, when we had a President.

    • Oh those were the days! Did you hear the lovely complex sentences? The multi syllable word usage? Not one grand standing, pat on the back, boasting word about himself. That was a presidential president.

  • Gene Perry
  • Girlgoon

    Log cabin imbeciles say what ?…..

  • The_Wretched

    Message to DEM purity bots; blame the actual bad actors for their bad acts instead of having a derangement syndrome about a fraction of the voting public who didn’t like what you were trying to sell at an ever increasingly irrelevant point in time. The election was BS for reasons to do with Comey, voter suppression and gerry mandering.

    Trying to spin anti-LGBT hate of the political right to the political left is immoral bullshit.

    • Chucktech

      The election was BS for reasons to do with Comey, voter suppression and gerry mandering.

      Don’t forget the more-than-a-little help from their friend-skis…

      • The_Wretched

        I understand that folks were reasonably angry and not fully informed 10 months ago but that they persist in linking the hate of right wing acts back to the left (who is pro-LGBTQ), it’s a political decision to cynically destroy the left.

    • joe ho

      lol.

      You are a worthless fucktard still in denial about the self-destructive voting behavior of the far left.

      Vote blue no matter who is the opposite of purity tests. Those belong to the far-left.

      “Didn’t like what you were trying to sell”? You mean the only viable alternative to Trump in the general election?

      You’re the problem. You’re thoroughly disgusting.

      Delete yourself.

  • safari

    I should be surprised. But I’m not. This policy protected people. As we’ve learned, only guns can do that.

  • Hank

    It will be even worse if Pence ever was in charge!!!

    • AlternativeQuacks

      I think this *is* Pence in charge, doing his thing on the parts of the government that Dotard doesn’t even realize exist.

      • Todd20036

        Or care. Trump cares more about the trappings of being the POTUS than about running the country.
        He’s worse than W in this regard. He WANTS Pence to run the country as much as he can

    • Friday

      I still tend to think it’ll be better if what Pence does is out in the open, without the big smokescreen of Trump being a national embarrassment.

  • AlternativeQuacks

    I like that HRC cited “the Trump-Pence Administration”. I suspect this has a lot to do with Pence.

    • safari

      Mother

    • Dom Saunders

      Sidenote, but I’m here for your username and its accompanying avatar. Love it XD

  • Yixing’s Fluffer

    Mike Pence is going to fuck his rent boy so hard tonight.

    • Chucktech

      “Watch this, mother!”

      • licuado de platano

        Look ma. Both hands!

  • Hank
  • Publius

    ENDA.

    There is no acceptable executive substitute for legislative action.

    • Tor

      Unfortunately, that’s not happening anytime soon.

  • Gigi

    Trump’s non-stop tweeting is nothing but a distraction. While Twittler’s ranting and stomping his feet, Pence and his evangelical minions are working behind the scenes to undo any and all advances LGBT Americans have made under Obama. If they could make being LGBT illegal, they would.

  • Vista-Cruiser

    Yes this is very bad. But it’s also a direct and foreseeable result of Democratic-leaning Americans no longer bothering to vote in elections.

  • Jmdintpa

    We are headed to a quasi religious oligarchy like Russia. After the Repubs gain more seats and state legislatures in 2018 and 2020 the deal will be sealed. Constitution changed. Rights curtailed and viola The Christian United States of America. If you have not realized how this is going to end stop living in denial. You should prepare yourself, your family and your friends for what these people have in store for us.

  • margaretpoa

    Log Cabin and GOProud, are you paying attention? Cailyn Jenner, are you finally fucking paying attention?
    Dumbasses.

  • rextrek

    ..and yet on Twitter – there is STILL a GAYS for TRUMP page…….it’s THEM I HATE the MOST!

  • bayhuntr

    I guess it will create jobs… Like German did by removing part of their work force leading up to WWII…

  • KnownDonorDad
  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    $ 17,000 / year is nothing to brag about
    I want you to go fuck yourself. Today!

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Hey usual suspects, how’s that “I’ll show her & the Dems” thing going?

  • Chaz Antonelli

    Maybe we pushed too hard and too quick…. This is terrible news and the backlash is shaping up to be awful. We really risked far too much without re-enforcing accomplishments we had made — same-sex marriage and trans rights seem to have emboldened the far right into action… it’s going to get worse before it gets better.

    • NowVoyager

      I understand your reticence about fighting all of the time for something that should be (and is, by a strict interpretation of the US Constitution) a birthright of unequivocal equality, but without fighting for the gains we have now we would still be classified as sexual outlaws in many states and would have no federal protections under the law for our loved ones. The war is far from over, but we have won many, many battles. We owe it to LGBT generations to come to fight for not only us but for them so they will never be any doubt about their worth and equality as American citizens. Don’t forget, there is also a “backlash” against bigotry too. We have picked up that sword, let us not put it down until all of the battles are won.

  • Chaz Antonelli

    I’m tired of fighting. I’ve been fighting for gay rights for nearly 40 years and I’m tired. It’s time for the Millennials to step up to plate and start fighting. I nearly left the United States when Reagan was president, then again under G.W. Junior — but I’m near retirement and I’ll be dammed if I’ll stay around for much more of this…

  • RLK2

    Again, what is HRC and the LGBT Community going to do about this. Make it very public and degrade the agency to start.

  • andrew

    Never fear, the Log Cabin Republicans will use their great influence inside Republican circles to correct this mistake. LOL.

  • Brian Moran