Trump To Sign Anti-LGBT Executive Order Thursday

According to several reports, President Trump is expected to sign a sweeping "religious liberty" Executive Order on Thursday while celebrating the "National Day of Prayer" with many religious leaders in attendance to witness. 

Politico reports:

Two senior administration officials confirmed the plan, though one cautioned that it hasn’t yet been finalized, and noted that lawyers are currently reviewing and fine-tuning the draft language. Thursday is the National Day of Prayer, and the White House was already planning to celebrate the occasion with faith leaders.

Originally expected in February, this Executive Order is said to not be much different from the one originally floated and leaked to "The Nation" on Feb. 1. 

According to the Politico story:

Pence and a small team of conservative allies quickly began working behind the scenes to revise the language, and in recent weeks have ratcheted up the pressure on Trump to sign it. The new draft is being tightly held, but one influential conservative who saw the text said it hasn’t been dialed back much—if at all—since the February leak. “The language is very, very strong,” the source said.

The ACLU has also issued a response to this news:

The ACLU fights every day to defend religious freedom, but religious freedom does not mean the right to discriminate against or harm others. If President Trump signs an executive order that attempts to provide a license to discriminate against women or LGBT people, we will see him in court.

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