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Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner killed Trump’s anti-LGBT executive orders: report

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LGBT rights groups were bracing for an executive order from Donald Trump’s administration this week that would rescind President Barack Obama’s employment protections. Friday it was revealed that the executive order is on hold in large part to Trump’s daughter Ivanka and her husband, senior advisor Jared Kushner.

Two sources told Politico the couple feared a major blowback nationally if the protections were rolled back. It would open the door to allow any employment discrimination based on gender and orientation for government contractors and other departments.

Another executive order anticipated by LGBT activists was a national “religious freedom” bill like those seen in states to allow discrimination if it comes from personally held religious beliefs. White House press secretary Sean Spicer announced Thursday that the administration had no plans to roll it out, however.

Instead, of the anti-LGBT orders, the White House released a statement this week saying that the president is “determined to protect the rights of all Americans, including the LGBTQ community.”

The White House downplayed the pivot and claimed the draft anti-LGBT executive orders circulating would never have received Trump’s signature. They also explained they were one of about 200 possible orders thought out during the transition.

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While Trump placated to the LGBT community during the campaign, saying that he supported LGBT people, he and his surrogates attempted to pit them against Muslims by claiming Muslims were behind the Orlando attack and he will keep LGBT people safe. Trump also appointed a Vice President with a rabid anti-LGBT background.


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Jeffrey Epstein abused new victims while out on work release as part of controversial plea deal: lawyer

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Jeffrey Epstein took advantage of his controversial lenient plea deal to sexually abuse at least one victim while out on work release, according to a victim's attorney.

Lawyer Brad Edwards said the well-connected financier was permitted to have visitors while he was supposed to be working during his 13-month jail sentence, and he said Epstein manipulated at least one person into sexual activity, reported The Daily Beast.

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Going ‘full Nazi in public’: Kellyanne Conway slammed for defending Trump by questioning reporter’s ethnicity

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White House counselor Kellyanne Conway went on her third public tirade of the day on Tuesday when she responded to a reporter's questions about President Donald Trump by asking him to declare his ethnicity.

While speaking in front of a gaggle of reporters, Conway was asked by Breakfast Media White House correspondent Andrew Feinberg which countries President Donald Trump believed Reps. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) should "go back" to since all four of them are American citizens.

"What's your ethnicity?" Conway snapped back.

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Alabama GOP Senate candidate bitterly complains TV has been ruined by showing too many ‘homosexual activities’

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Alabama Republican Senate candidate John Merrill this week complained that he doesn't enjoy watching television anymore due to the excess amount of "homosexual activities" that appear on his screen.

In an interview with AL.com, Merrill said that the lack of positive moral content on television these days has led to a decline in the nation's morality.

"There’s no more TV shows like ‘Gunsmoke’ or ‘Bonanza’ or ‘The Virginian’ or ‘I Love Lucy’ or ‘Andy Griffith,'" he said "People are too interested in homosexual activities. They’re too interested in the wife-swap TV shows and the shows that are not morally uplifting. That’s the problem."

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