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Mike Pence Promises Repeal of Obama's Executive Actions on ‘Day One’

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Several protections for LGBT people could be axed.

Vice president-elect Mike Pence made clear that the Trump administration will start dismantling President Barack Obama's executive orders as soon as the new term starts.

Pence said in a Wednesday press conference that the campaign promise to roll back all of Obama's executive actions that Donald Trump considers "unconstitutional" will happen immediately upon taking office.

"It'll literally begin on day one," he said. "Before the end of the, we do anticipate that the president-elect will be in the Oval Office taking action to both repeal executive orders and also set into motion through executive action polices to implement promises that were made on the campaign."

Related: The Trump Administration Poses a Serious Threat to LGBT Rights. Here's Why.

While the press conference primarily considered ways in which Republicans could draw down and ultimately repeal the Affordable Care Act, the future of Obama's executive actions protecting LGBT workers and students remains unclear. Many of those executive orders protect against discrimination for federal employees or contractors based on sexuality and gender identity.

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