Oversight Committee Holds Hearing on Trump Administration’s Assault on LGBTQ Rights
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—On Thursday, February 27, 2020, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, will hold a hearing on the ways the Trump Administration is undermining LGBTQ rights.
WHERE: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building
WHEN: Thursday, February 27, 2020
TIME: 9:00 a.m. EST
A livestream of the hearing will be available here.
- Since inauguration day, the Trump Administration has worked to purge all mentions of LGBTQ rights and has proceeded to systematically roll back protections for LGBTQ people across the board.
- The Trump Administration has expanded the availability of religious exemptions to the point at which religious liberty has become a pretext and excuse for denying LGBTQ citizens the ability to participate equally in the economy and society.
- The Trump Administration has used executive orders, litigating decisions, amicus briefs, legal interpretations, and agency guidance and regulations to undermine protections for LGBTQ people.
Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY)
Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D-MA)
Rep. Mark Takano (D-CA)
Human Rights Campaign
The Rev. Stan J. Sloan
Chief Executive Officer, Family Equality Council
Trustee, Union Theological Seminary
San Antonio, TX