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It's a cabinet of deplorables.
Not a single one of Donald Trump's cabinet nominees has ever said that LGBT people deserve equal protection of the law. Anti-gay activists are littered throughout Trump's cabinet, and they could work together to undermine queer rights nationwide--including a weakening or overturning of marriage equality.
As is the case with all of Trump's appointees, many of these people seem to have been chosen for maximum irony. The woman in charge of education supported groups that promote child-abusing "ex-gay" camps; the man in charge of constitutional rights thinks that extending those rights to LGBTs is part of a dangerous "agenda"; the person in charge of Social Security seems likely to spread insecurity for queer retirees.
Is there anything that can be done? Perhaps--now's the time to call (not email, not write, not tweet) members of Congress and demand that these dangerous nominees be rejected. You can reach your elected officials by calling one number: 1-844-USA-0234. Just punch in your ZIP code and it'll automatically connect you with their offices. Then let them know that you don't want any nominees confirmed unless they express unequivocal support for LGBT equality.
Before you dial, flip through each cabinet nominee and learn just how they threaten LGBT rights.
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