While the Trump-Pence White House continues to turn its back on human rights, particularly those pertaini…Read more
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today, in partnership with nearly 180 human rights, faith-based, civil liberties, professional, academic, and social justice organizations, as well as 250 former senior government officials, foreign policy experts, s…Read more
Washington, D.C.—In response to reports of a new directive from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Acting Director Ken Cuccinelli that would allow asylum officers to conduct credible fear interviews 24 hours after asylum seekers arrive in the Un…Read more
Another day, another vicious attack on the rights of the LGBTQ community by the Trump-Pence administratio…Read more
During the previous administration, the U.S. took an increasingly strong leadership role in preventing hu…Read more
The Trump-Pence administration has time and time again attempted to undermine the rights and welfare of L…Read more
Today, HRC responds to the confirmation of anti-LGBTQ Matthew Kacsmaryk to be United States District Judg…Read more
Donald Trump has continued his outright assault on LGBTQ people and our rights. One of the most dangerous…Read more
President Trump might be launching a new campaign, but in reality, we know that it’s the same anti-equality Trump-Pence administration we’ve come to know.
Throughout Trump’s Presidency, this White House has led a coordinated assault on LGBTQ workers and our rights.
Here are some of the lowlights of the Trump-Pence Administration’s attacks on LGBTQ workers:
- Opposition to the Equality Act: Despite support from almost every segment of the US population and a majority of Republicans, President Trump opposed the Equality Act. Last month, the House passed the Equality Act, voting to guarnatee critical non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ workers and allowing them to be who they are openly on the job without risk of being fired.
- Rollback of Obama-Era Non-discrimination protections: Trump’s Department of Justice upended previous DOJ interpretations of the Civil Rights Act that protects transgender and non-binary workers from employment discrimination and ceased enforcing nondiscrimination protections as well as taking a hostile stance to LGBTQ workers in court.
Planned New Rules to License Discrimination: Trump’s Department of Labor issued a directive that designed to allow federal contractors claim a religious exemption to fire LGBTQ workers because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.Read more
New York City—Human Rights First today, in partnership with more than a dozen refugee and regional human rights organizations, released a new blueprint offering concrete steps to manage the humanitarian crisis at the U.S.Read more