12 April 2017

Anti-LGBT Lawmaker Could Be The Next Army Secretary

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The movement to fix and restructure the damage done by the previous administration continues in the United States.

After the Secretary of the Army Eric Fanning was confirmed, he became the highest-ranking openly gay member of the Department of Defense. With nothing to show in his few months in office except more immoral behavior, President Donald Trump is fed and is reportedly selecting a successor who will be one of the most openly anti-LGBT people to fill the position.

The new President is expected to pick Tennessee gubernatorial candidate and state senator Mark Green (R) to be the new Secretary of the Army. As mentioned in the report of Nathaniel Frank of Slate, Green is the lead sponsor of several of Tennessee's many anti-LGBT bills. Here are some of the bills he's pushing this session alone, which also received millions of supporters:
  • SB 127, which would ensure businesses can enforce discriminatory policies without facing any consequences from state or local government.
  • SB 771, which would require schools to discriminate against transgender students when it comes to bathrooms, locker rooms, and similar facilities.
  • SB 14, which would give teachers the right not to teach content that violates their conscience. This could easily be interpreted to mean that teachers would not have to provide accurate information about LGBT identities or that they would not have to protect LGBT students from bullying based on their identities.
Last year, Green also supported SB 1556, which is now a law protecting counselors and therapists from having to serve clients in ways that violate their consciences — i.e. so they don’t have to affirm LGBT people. He also led an effort to support a lawsuit challenging President Obama’s guidance protecting transgender students in schools.

Real change is coming and it starts with the military