Gay Republicans are now opposing the official they used to push forward

BEDMINSTER TOWNSHIP, NJ - NOVEMBER 19: (L to R) president-elect Donald Trump and Betsy DeVos pose for a photo after their meeting at Trump International Golf Club, November 19, 2016 in Bedminster Township, New Jersey. Trump and his transition team are in the process of filling cabinet and other high level positions for the new administration. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

A gay Republican group is very upset about Education Secretary Betsy DeVos who did nothing to protect trans rights, although they were the moving force for Ms DeVos to be appointed.Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Trump all greenlit the change, deciding to revoke guidance that extended civil rights anti-discrimination protections to cover gender identity as well as sex and race.

The gay Republican group wrote a letter to DeVos asking her to think over the decision once again. n this letter they expressed “deep concerns” with DeVos’ agreement to rescind the protections, urging her to act to minimise harm to trans kids and support “their ability to receive an education”. But only a few weeks ago they actively promoted the candidature of DeVos claiming that she was going to be their voice speaking for their rights in education claiming she had been falsely “maligned in the media as an anti-gay activist” but would actually stand up for LGBT equality.

The letter said: “Log Cabin Republicans, the country’s original and largest organization of LGBT conservatives and straight allies, strongly encourages [DeVos’] confirmation. Ms. DeVos has been maligned in the media as an ‘anti-gay’ activist—allegations directly stemming from her personal views on marriage… and contributions from her family foundation (to which she was not a direct party). Far from an ‘anti-gay’ firebreather, Ms. DeVos actually has a history of working with and supporting gay individuals. Ms. DeVos should be commended for proving that differences of opinion related to marriage equality do not equate to anti-gay animus. Log Cabin Republicans stands in support of her nomination for Secretary of Education, and encourages her swift confirmation.”


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