Trump decided to erase LGBT from papers

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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 24: President Donald Trump looks on after signing one of five executive orders related to the oil pipeline industry in the Oval Office of the White House January 24, 2017 in Washington, DC. Also pictured are White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus (L), White House Communications Director Hope Hicks (3rd R) and Senior Advisor Jared Kushner (R). (Photo by Shawn Thew-Pool/Getty Images)

Trump’s administration decided to remove LGBT from the official government records. It had been hoped that sexual orientation and gender identity would be included on the USA’s next national census, due in 2020. Census did not deny that it had “inadvertently” included “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” in a much-awaited report outlining new categories for the survey. Sarah Kate Ellis, the chief of GLAAD believes that Trump’s officials do nothing but actively trying to erase LGBT, literally: “By erasing LGBTQ Americans from the 2020 U.S. Census, the Trump Administration is adding a disgusting entry to a long list of tactics they’ve adopted to legally deny services and legitimacy to hard-working LGBTQ Americans. The Trump Administration is trying hard to erase the LGBTQ community from the fabric of America, but visibility has always been one of the LGBTQ community’s greatest strengths.” The Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act in 2013, which made way for the census to change how it tracks same-sex households. However the administration has now clarified that there are no plans to recognise LGBT numbers in the 2020 survey.

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