The administration President Donald Trump is pressing forward with erasing all evidence of the Obama years by deleting an apology on a government website to the LGBTQ community for years of government-sanctioned discrimination.
According to The Independent, former Secretary of State John Kerry published the apology on the State Department’s website, admitting the government treated the community horrificaly in the past.
“[T]he Department of State was among many public and private employers that discriminated against employees and job applicants on the basis of perceived sexual orientation, forcing some employees to resign or refusing to hire certain applicants in the first place,” Kerry’s statement read. “These actions were wrong then, just as they would be wrong today.”
That statement — along with references to civil rights and climate change — have since been erased by the incoming administration since Trump was inaugurated four days ago.
Additionally, a Spanish language version of the White House website has also been taken down.
“Administration-specific content that was posted on state.gov during President Obama’s tenure was archived,” said a State Department official in a statement.