What Are President-elect Trump’s Views on LGBT Rights?
President- elect Donald Trump rhetoric of championing gay rights came as a surprise for most people, considering that he has consistently been on record in support for traditional marriage. The gay community saw this as a political gimmick to woo gay support into the Republican camp. So far Trump has not released LGBT rights policy paper. The issue of gay marriage and LGBT rights will put Trump’s political competency to test, considering he has no political experience.
The political class has time and again pulled strings using the LGBT rights platform. In 2012 while President Obama was seeking re- election, he endorsed same sex marriage. In June 2015, same sex marriage became legal all over the country following a decision by the Supreme Court. Gay and LGBT activists may have to brace themselves for tough times ahead considering that the GOP controls both the Senate and the House of Representatives. Richard Grenell is openly gay and was hired by Mitt Romney in 2012 as his Foreign Policy spokesman. He was forced to resign since a number of social conservatists questioned how much Mitt Romney upheld the conservatists’ values.
Every time one runs for a political office victory is never handed on a silver plate. To wash away the sins of yesterday, you renounce the works of the past and proclaim to be a disciple of the new school of thought if that is what it takes to achieve your goal. Since the shooting and killing of 49 people in an Orlando gay club in June, Trump has come out portraying himself f as pro- gay. In an ironic twist, in recent times Trump has pointed to the effect that he will appoint judges who will reverse last year’s landmark decision on gay marriages saying the issue is best handled at an individual level by every state.
The campaign season was a battle ground, and Trump did all he could to win; and he did. It is premature to say if Trump on campaign trail will be consistent or inconsistent with Trump the Commander-In- Chief. For a fact, what remains to be seen is whether Trump’s regime will be supportive of gay marriage and LGBT rights against the background of conservative party that has anti-LGBT track record. Even if Trump has genuinely had a change of heart and would like to support LGBT rights, it is going to be an uphill task for him to convince both the legislature and the executive to endorse LGBT and gay marriage rights.
Do you think Trump will support the LGBT community? Share your thoughts in the comments.
More in Trending
Indonesian Slum Transformed into Rainbow Wonderland Through Paint
A splash of color has changed the slums of Indonesia’s Kampung Pelangi village into a Rainbow Village — and burgeoning tourist attraction. The...Jun 3, 2017
Chemical Attack Victim, Kassem Eid Slams CNN Anchor
Kassem Eid was among the survivors of 2013 chemical attack in Syria, which is popularly known as the Ghouta chemical attack...Apr 10, 2017
Emma Stone Can’t Make It to Prom
Jacob Staudenmeier, a student from Arizona, has made an epic prom-posal to Oscar award winner Emma Stone. The prom-posal dubbed by...Apr 8, 2017
‘I Am Heath Ledger’ Documentray Trailer Is Out Now
“He wanted fame. And then when he got it, he didn’t want it”. These were the words of filmmaker Matt Amato...Apr 6, 2017
Pepsi’s New Ad Featuring Kendall Jenner Faces Backlash On Social Media
The latest ad of Kendall Jenner for Pepsi may have just conveyed a wrong message for viewers. On Tuesday, April 4, the...Apr 5, 2017
Teen Accepted by 8 Ivy League Colleges
Ifeoma White-Thorpe has yet to decide which Ivy League school will she go to. After learning about the eighth acceptance letter,...Apr 5, 2017
Snakes on a Plane? How About in Your Car?
A Florida woman nearly wrecked her car when a snake slithered through her air conditioning vent in her car. Earlier this...Mar 18, 2017
Escaped Pet Cobra Terrifies Florida Town
Ocala, Florida was almost shut down today as people looked for an escaped pet cobra. The pet snake is a monocled...Mar 16, 2017
A Cinematic Beauty and the Beast of a PR Problem
Many are aware that the new remake of Disney’s animated classic, Beauty and the Beast is returning to the big screen. Only...Mar 15, 2017