Pro-family activists call on Trump to undo Obama transgender ‘guidance’
November 11, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — A leading pro-natural marriage advocate called on President-elect Donald Trump to reverse outgoing President Obama’s pro-homosexual and pro-transgender Executive Orders while the ACLU threatens to sue Trump to stop him from implementing his campaign promises.
Ryan Anderson, a senior research fellow at the Heritage Foundation, tweeted: "Because so much of the bad that [Barack Obama] did came through executive action, [Donald Trump] can get rid of it all.” And he added: “With one stroke of a pen @realDonaldTrump can get rid of the DOE [Department of Education]/DOJ [Department of Justice] Transgender Agenda and allow local schools to find win-win solutions.”
— Ryan T. Anderson (@RyanTAnd) November 9, 2016
With one stroke of a pen @realDonaldTrump can get rid of the HHS mandate and fully and finally protect the Little Sisters and many others.— Ryan T. Anderson (@RyanTAnd) November 9, 2016
Back in May, in an interview with The Washington Post, Trump promised to revoke Obama’s highly-controversial “transgender” student directive — which pushes schools to allow gender-confused students to use the opposite-sex restrooms of their perceived “gender identity,” under the threat of a federal civil rights lawsuit.
As LifeSiteNews reported, the Obama transgender policy could force schools to allow “transgender” girls (biological boys who want to live as “girls”) to use the girls’ restrooms, stay in hotel rooms with real girl students on field trips, or to be assigned as college roommates with biological female students. A federal district judge has blocked the “transgender” policy through a preliminary injunction.
Pro-family advocate Linda Harvey of Mission America told LifeSiteNews that it was a “no brainer” for Trump to reverse Obama’s “extreme transgender agenda” — most of it enacted without congressional approval.
"Will Trump halt the ‘transgender’ embrace set to go forward in the American military without congressional authorization?" she asked. "Will he invalidate the illegitimate transgender bathroom mandate, misusing Title IX? It is my prayer that he will do so, as well as pledge to never sign the falsely-named ‘Equality Act’ if it should come to his desk."
The “Equality Act” – renamed as the “Criminalizing Christianity Act” by pro-family critics — would federalize “civil rights” based on homosexuality and transgenderism — thus accelerating the forced opening of bathrooms to people of the opposite sex in the name of “civil rights.” It also would override the Restoration of Freedom of Religion Act, which reinforces Americans’ First Amendment liberties.
“I expect that Trump may be tempted to accommodate some of the endless ‘LGBTQ’ demands,” Harvey said. “But my hope is that he will be persuaded about the harm this agenda is doing to children, marriage, families, and to religious freedom.”
Trump favors states rights
Trump has wavered on LGBT issues but criticized Obama’s “transgender” executive order and said the matter should be left to the states. His record on LGBT issues is all over the map — he proposed in an interview with a “gay” magazine in 2000 that homosexuality be added to the 1964 Civil Rights Act. He also campaigned this year on a promise to repeal the Supreme Court’s Obergefell same-sex “marriage” ruling (after having said months earlier that the issue of homosexual “marriage” is over politically).
After Bruce Jenner’s gender “transition” to “Caitlyn Jenner” broke in the news, Trump invited Jenner to use any restroom in Trump Tower that he wanted. Jenner obliged by using the female restroom.