Sunday, May 7, 2017


from the

a4a LGBTQ Action Team

On Thursday, May 4th, Trump signed an Executive Order limiting the impact of the Johnson Act of 1954 which prohibits religious and other tax-exempt organizations from participating in political activities.  As a result, religious organizations are freer to engage in political activity, and by implication, it provides particular safety for those who wish to withhold contraception from employees.  

Although this executive order did not go as far as the one leaked earlier in the year that would have allowed federal agencies to discriminate against LGBT persons in their employ, it carves a path for denial of rights based on freedom of religious expression. 

Under the LGBTQ tab on the a4a website: please see a complete list of actions you can take to grow support for equal rights for all.