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The Assault on LGBTQ Rights  [message #76756] Tue, 21 April 2020 17:35 Go to previous message
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In Today's issue of The New Yorker magazine, a piece all should read by Jeffrey Toobin (a lawyer by training) about this administrations ongoing effort to disenfranchise LGBTQ people. I've posted about it before, and created it now as a stand-alone topic because the effort is continuing apace in America., all of it part of pandering to the religious right.

It begins with a treatment of the Trump administration approach to "religious freedom," pithily summarizing Attorney General William Barr's fire-breathing lecture at Notre Dame University last year, by saying, "Translated, this means that the rest of society--including the government--must accommodate the religious beliefs of others, even if it means violating the rights supposedly guaranteed to all. These religious groups want special privilege, not equal treatment under the law--and the Trump Administration wants to indulge their political desires."

Toobin then goes on: "Religious freedom in an Administration-wide initiative, and there's no doubt about the primary target: the LGBTQ community...the government is trying to make it easier to discriminate against gay people."

New Yorker link here.

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