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RESOLUTION OF THE LEE COUNTY LGBTQA DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS REGARDING PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP

08/22/2017 8:30 PM | Lee County LGBTQA Democratic Caucus (Administrator)

August 22, 2017 – Fort Myers, Lee County, Florida - Whereas the Lee County LGBTQA Democratic Caucus was formed in 2017 to promote human rights, diversity, inclusion, and the respect of Florida's LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community;

Whereas, as an arm of the Florida Democratic Party, the Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus declares its vision is to be "a voice that seeks to instill awareness of the freedoms of a democratic society, educate future leaders, support the community at large, and maintain an ongoing rapport and increasing viability with political entities"; 

Whereas President Donald J. Trump's administration has taken actions intended to harm and minimize the contributions and participation of the LGBT community, including:

announcing a reinstatement of the ban on transgender military personnel;

filing a legal brief at a federal appeals court arguing that anti-gay discrimination is legal under federal law;

reversing guidance from the Obama administration that protected transgender children from discrimination in public schools;

appointing a Supreme Court justice, Neil Gorsuch, who opposes LGBT rights;

failing to recognize Pride Month in June 2017;

signaling that he would support the First Amendment Defense Act which would allow discrimination against LGBT people on a religious basis; and

nominating Gov, Sam Brownback of Kansas, a vocal opponent of gay rights, as ambassador at large for international religious freedom;

Whereas the president's erratic behavior and misguided, inaccurate and misleading statements create an environment of uncertainty for American leadership on the world stage; and

Whereas the president's vocal support for white supremacist groups, organizations and individuals in the wake of the violence in Charlottesville represents a shameful stain on the presidency and makes all Americans less safe; now, therefore be it 

Resolved by the Lee County LGBTQA Democratic Caucus

1. urges Florida Members of Congress - Democrats and Republicans - to sign onto, support and push for passage of a Congressional motion to censure the President of the United States; 

2. demands that Florida Members of Congress continue to forcefully speak out in opposition to the divisive words and actions of the Trump administration as a way to shine a light on and counter the dangerous environment being fostered; and

3. demands that Florida Members of Congress introduce and support legislation requiring that transgender service members be allowed to serve openly in the military.

Passed unanimously by the Lee County LGBTQA Democratic Caucus August 22, 2017

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