Trump puts anti-LGBT activist in charge of civil rights office at Health and Human Services | Eclectablog

Roger Severino has actively fought LGBT equality, including provisions of the Affordable Care Act that protect LGBT people and others.

While we were busy trying to thwart the terrible American Health Care Act (AHCA) last week, President Trump was quietly appointing a terrible Director of the Office for Civil Rights at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS/OCR): Roger Severino, an anti-LGBT extremist who has spent much of his career demeaning and marginalizing LGBT Americans.

Until the appointment last week, Severino served as Director of the DeVos Center for Religion and Civil Society for the Heritage Foundation. Yes, as in the family of Betsy DeVos, who as Secretary of Education under Trump isn’t too sure about the rights of LGBT kids, especially transgender kids.

In his role at the Heritage Foundation, Severino authored a report opposing OCR’s implementation of Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or Obamacare), which prohibits discrimination based on race, color

READ THE FULL BLOG POST HERE: Trump puts anti-LGBT activist in charge of civil rights office at Health and Human Services | Eclectablog

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