Shortly after Hair Furor took office, he began his slew of hate-filled executive orders and one of those, rumor has it, would have rescinded President Obama's nondiscrimination rule for federal contractors under the auspices of a sweeping new executive order on "religious freedom."
And now this new DOJ, under Jeff Sessions withdrew that motion. The oral arguments for the partial stay, originally requested in November 2016, were scheduled to be heard today, but this new brief ended cancelled the meeting and signaled the fact that the _____ administration is taking a giant step backwards in protecting transgender Americans.
Now, even though bigoted, asshatted, narrow-minded, hate-filled, transphobe, homophobe, racist Jeff Sessions’ name does not appear on the brief, the reversal comes just two days after his confirmation; and given that Sessions has a long record of opposing LGBTQ rights and even opposing hate crimes legislation because, in his own words, he doesn’t believe LGBTQ people “face that kind of discrimination” this withdrawal has the stink of that tiny man all over it.
And the idea that LGBTQ Americans don’t face “that kind” of hate, simply means that Sessions hasn’t been reading the paper in the last month or so, or else he would have seen the stabbings, and the beatings and the bashing of LGBTQ Americans since _____ took office, but he’d probably spin the hate into something more palatable for bigots and homophobes.
You know, like the Baby Jeebus said to do it.
Sure, this is a setback, given all the strides we'd made under Obama, but this doesn’t deter anyone; this will strengthen the resistance and it will set us on a course to get our asses to the polls and vote out intolerance and bigotry and hatred and homophobia and stupidity ... from the top on down.
Consider yourselves warned.