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Trump’s New Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney Has a Disturbing Anti-LGBTQ Record

Dec 19, 2018

By Jeff Taylor

President Trump’s acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, who is set to replace John Kelly, has a history of supporting anti-LGBTQ policies that is alarming advocates.

Mulvaney has served as Director of the Office of Management Budget, and prior to that served in the South Carolina House and Senate, as well as the United States House, and has consistently stood in the way of the advancement of LGBTQ rights.

He has been an outspoken opponent of marriage equality, co-sponsoring a bill in South Carolina defining marriage as between one man and one woman; as well as another seeking to protect anti-marriage equality opinions as free speech; and yet another, the so-called First Amendment Defense Act, which would allow for a religious exemption to anti-discrimination laws.

Mulvaney also signed onto a letter asking Congress to include “language protecting traditional marriage on the National Defense Authorization Act,” as well as one urging the Obama administration to abandon its decision to offer protections to transgender students.

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3 comments on “Trump’s New Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney Has a Disturbing Anti-LGBTQ Record

  • Trump’s New Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney Has a Disturbing Anti-LGBTQ Record

    I see that after General Kelly’s departure, the White House revolving door continues to spin!


    US Defence Secretary James Mattis is resigning, the latest in a string of senior US officials to do so.

    “My views on treating allies with respect and also being clear-eyed about both malign actors and strategic competitors are strongly held and informed by over four decades of immersion in these issues,” Gen Mattis wrote.

    Ah!  Informed expert opinions – (even from right-wing Trump friendly selections!)   – Obviously a poor fit in the Trump White House!

    James Mattis’ resignation letter in full.

    Perhaps General Mattis did not have the correct set of bigoted prejudices! 🙂




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  • From the inside, I feel we are in a very vulnerable state here in US at the present time. In the face of a serious threat or disaster I really don’t think there’s any way for the American government to produce a rational reaction short of staging a minor revolution first.

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