Monday, February 13, 2017

Message to the US President

Message sent to the US President via ACLU website

February 11, 2017

I saw the leaked draft of the executive order that encourages discriminatory treatment against LGBT people, women, and people of minority faiths. I'm writing to let you know that I do not support this order. The Constitution makes clear that even the president does not have a license to discriminate.

This draft executive order violates the Establishment Clause and equal protection by favoring certain religious beliefs over others. It funds, authorizes, and promotes religiously-motivated discrimination against same-sex couples, transgender people, and people seeking reproductive health care.

Mr. President, these are NOT my values and certainly not America's values. Please do not sign this executive order or anything like it that would sanction discrimination under the guise of religious freedom.

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