WASHINGTON-- Our Revolution Board Member, LGBT advocate, and organizer Catalina Velasquez issued the following statement in response to Donald Trump signing an Executive Order allowing discrimination against LGBT individuals:
"Elected officials and the Trump administration are using ‘religious liberty’ as an excuse to discriminate and codify hate. This goes beyond wedding cakes for same gender loving couples. Today’s executive order will allow hospitals, clinics, and other religiously affiliated organizations to deny services to transgender, queer, and HIV positive people.
"This executive order will also entrench the ability of these organizations to continue their discrimination against individuals seeking contraception or abortion services, single parents and people engaging in premarital sex. That is unacceptable. We will continue to resist and fight to end discrimination in all forms."