Trump’s administration tries to erase LGBT people again


The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has deleted several sections explaining that the Affordable Care Act – also known as Obamacare – is designed in part to protect people from discrimination on the basis of their sexual orientation or\and gender identity. This has stoked fears among queer activists that the Trump administration is planning another assault on LGBT rights. Earlier this year, the Health Department removed all mention of lesbian and bisexual women from, one of the biggest healthcare-related websites in the country. The revelations, which were discovered by the National Women’s Law Centre, have been condemned by the Democratic National Committee. The group’s LGBTQ media director Lucas Acosta and its women’s media director, Elizabeth Renda, said that such a policy leaves gay people and women unprotected. It was reported last year that under the guidance of Trump’s administration, several government departments had adopted policies which explicitly ban the mention of LGBT issues in federal announcements and programs.


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