Trump Wants to Allow Discrimination - And He'll Fund It, Too

Trump has announced an alarming new proposal that would strip away critical protections against discrimination - in grants funded by the Department of Health and Human Services as reported by the ACLU.

Trump proposes to eliminate existing regulations that prohibit discrimination in HHS grant-funded programs based on sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion, inviting discrimination against recipients of critical services. Among other actions, this includes:
  • HHS-funded community meal programs designed to support older adults could refuse to deliver food to older Americans who are Jewish, Muslim, or LGBTQ.
  • Federally funded foster care agencies could refuse to place children with families because of their faith or sexual orientation, regardless of the children’s needs.
  • Head Start grant recipients and other federally funded child care facilities could refuse to serve children with married same-sex parents or whose parents are of a minority faith. They could also refuse to provide services to transgender youth.

So far this year, the Trump administration has moved to roll back fair housing protections that not only aim to address housing segregation, but also help survivors of domestic violence.

Trump’s Labor Department wants to give federal contractors a license to discriminate against employees.

Just one month ago, the Trump administration stood before the Supreme Court and said that firing someone for being LGBTQ should be perfectly legal as well.