While the victory on same-sex marriage was historic, the battle over LGBT rights is far from over, and the Trump administration is actively working against equal citizenship:
The Department of Health and Human Services proposed a new rule Friday that would allow recipients of federal grants from the health agency, including faith-based adoption agencies and foster care providers, to turn away same-sex couples.
The rule would roll back an Obama-era regulation that went into effect days before he left office in 2017 that inserted nondiscrimination language on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity when determining the recipients of grants from the agency.
The Trump administration’s move was cheered by religious groups who argued the Obama rule violated those groups’ religious liberties.
But civil rights groups quickly rebuked the move, which came on the first day of National Adoption Month, calling it an attack on the LGBTQ community.
Masterpiece Cakeshop was just the beginning — the idea that civil rights violate “religious liberty” is going to be used to attack a lot of hard-won victories. And don’t think Obergefell is safe either.