The polling shows that a majority of Trump voters support LGBT rights


Polling conducted by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, released by the Human Rights Campaign, showed that voters who opted to put Donald Trump and Mike Pence in the White House don’t actually agree with them on LGBT rights.The polling found that 69 percent of voters support the Equality Act, which would broaden LGBT rights protections by introducing federal anti-discrimination safeguards.Trump may face a backlash from his own supporters if he fulfils his pledge to sign the First Amendment Defence Act, which would permit businesses to discriminate against LGBT people on the grounds of religion.In addition to his pledge to sign FADA, senior Republicans have reportedly received assurances that the President-elect will revoke Obama’s executive orders on LGBT rights, which extended some anti-discrimination protections to LGBT federal contractors.The polling also reveals that less than half of voters heard anything about Trump and Pence’s stance on LGBT rights, raising questions about the media’s lack of scrutiny during the election campaign.No question on LGBT rights was asked in any of the Presidential or Vice Presidential debates.No mainstream outlets covered Trump’s pledge to sign the First Amendment Defence Act in September, despite coverage from LGBT.


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