The Washington Blade has reported thatin a stunning reversal from 2016the LGBT group the National Log Cabin Republicans has endorsed President Trump for re-election, asserting he "met his commitments" to LGBT people.
Robert Kabel and Jill Holmanchair and vice chair of Log Cabin, respectivelyannounced the endorsement in an op-ed for the Washington Post, citing the Trump administration's plan to beat the HIV epidemic by 2030.
Trump's administration has been responsible for numerous anti-LGBT developments, among them the transgender military ban, the exclusion of LGBT people from the enforcement of civil-rights laws and actions undermining LGBT rights in the name of "religious freedom." Most recently, the Department of Labor announced a proposed rule that would undermine President Obama's 2014 executive order against anti-LGBT workplace discrimination, allowing federal contractors to fire and refuse to hire LGBT employees on the basis of religion.
In 2016, the Log Cabins declined to endorse Trump.
The Blade item is at WashingtonBlade.com .