Ivanka Trump & Jared Kushner May Have Just Quietly Helped The LGBTQ Community

Last week, a source close to the Trump family told Vanity Fair that it was "not a coincidence" that Trump's media troubles surged the day after his inauguration - a Saturday when Kushner was out of contact with him. "That's where the decision is ultimately being made".

The report further noted that a White House official downplayed how close the draft was to actually making it to President Trump's desk, saying it was just one of 200 that were under consideration, of which some are just "ideas people from outside have suggested".

The executive order has exposed what is likely to be a persistent schism in Mr. Trump's paradoxical presidency: He is a cosmopolitan New Yorker who has long operated in an environment where sexual orientation is often an afterthought, but is nonetheless beholden to the social conservatives who backed him overwhelmingly in 2016, despite reports of his crudeness and sexual misdeeds.

Two sources told Politico that Ivanka Trump and Kushner - a Modern Orthodox Jewish couple known to socialize with progressives and LGBT people - scuttled the order and pushed for the White House to make a statement underlining the president's support of LGBT equality. "The President is proud to have been the first ever GOP nominee to mention the LGBTQ community in his nomination acceptance speech, pledging then to protect the community from violence and oppression", the statement said.

The executive order would have reversed an order banning contractors from discriminating against LGBT people. Kushner and Ivanka Trump have been strong supporters of gay rights.

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"But on this one, our base is wondering why Obama's executive order would be allowed to stand?"

"President Donald J. Trump is determined to protect the rights of all Americans, including the LGBTQ community", it reads.

"I feel confident that they have an appreciation of religious freedom, and I'm pretty certain they're going to address it", said Family Research Council head Tony Perkins.

The law would have tied in well with the beliefs of Vice President Mike Pence who, as governor of in, passed the notoriously anti-LGBT Religious Freedom Restoration Act in 2015 - to fierce worldwide condemnation.

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