Off late, President Donald Trump has been in the news for all the wrong reasons. Be it foreign involvement in the US elections issue, the Paris climate accord withdrawal issue, or impeachment by the speaker. The new problem to add to the list is discrimination against the LGBTQ community by the Trump administration. Yes, you have heard it right, the Trump administration started National Adoption month by targetting the LGBTQ community and their families. Also, it is a great time to remember that the Obama-Biden administration was responsible for supporting LGBTQ communities.
A new rule came into force from the Department of Health and Human Services on Friday that would allow adoption agencies to reject services to same-sex couples and rainbow families based on religious freedom. The services also include other programs like refugee resettlement, HIV services, runaway, and homeless youth who receive HHS grants. The new rule proposed by the Department of Health and Human Services would nullify the policy implemented by the Obama-Biden administration that prohibited federally funded agencies from any discrimination. At that time, Anti-LGBTQ groups filed complaints against Obama's policy, which claimed that the policy was against the First Amendment and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
The new rule by the Trump administration was slammed by all the political rivals and also by LGBTQ organizations. CEO of GLAAD, Sarah Kate, said - "Children should never be denied the opportunity to join a stable, loving family no matter which family they belong to." She further added, "Research shows LGBTQ families provide the same kind of love, protection, and support as that of normal families." Trump's rival Joe Biden criticized the move from his official Twitter account. He tweeted - "No American should be denied shelter, medical care, or critical services because of who they are or who they love. As president, I will reverse these cruel and discriminatory acts, and I'll start by signing the Equality Act into law."
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