Mike Pence – Backs Trump On LGBT Rights Stance
While during the campaign trail Vice President Mike Pence was deemed as not being very pro-LGBT, it seems he may be changing his stance a little bit.
Recently, Pence spoke with ABC News’s George Stephanopoulous, who asked Pence about Trump upholding President Obama‘s 2014 executive order that does not allow federal contractors who are members of the LGBT community to be discriminated against. Specifically, Pence was asked about the conservative sides reaction to it.
Pence responded that, “I think throughout the campaign, President Trump made it clear that discrimination would have no place in our administration. He was the very first Republican nominee to mention the LGBTQ community at our Republican National Convention and was applauded for it. And I was there applauding with him.”
While this was great to hear from Pence, Trump still may enact an executive order regarding religious liberty which would potentially allow people to discriminate against LGBT people on the basis of having an issue with it from a religious standpoint.
“His reiterated commitment to religious liberty are all a part of the kind of leadership that people are going to welcome from President Trump,” Pence added on this topic.
This led Stephanopoulos to ask, “Do you think a new executive order is necessary on religious liberty? Or is current law sufficient?”
Pence replied that it is the “purview of the president” to figure out if an additional executive order would be necessary or not.
We are hopeful that Trump decides to just leave well enough alone, as there are bigger fish to fry right now.