Committee Holds Hearing on Trump Administration’s Assault on LGBTQ Rights

Feb 26, 2020
Press Release

Washington D.C. (Feb. 26, 2020)—On Thursday, February 27, 2020, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, will hold a hearing on the ways the Trump Administration is undermining LGBTQ rights.

WHERE:  2154 Rayburn House Office Building

WHEN:  Thursday, February 27, 2020

TIME:  9:00 a.m. EST

A livestream of the hearing will be available here.

 

BACKGROUND

  • Since inauguration day, the Trump Administration has worked to purge all mentions of LGBTQ rights and has proceeded to systematically roll back protections for LGBTQ people across the board.
  • The Trump Administration has expanded the availability of religious exemptions to the point at which religious liberty has become a pretext and excuse for denying LGBTQ citizens the ability to participate equally in the economy and society.
  • The Trump Administration has used executive orders, litigating decisions, amicus briefs, legal interpretations, and agency guidance and regulations to undermine protections for LGBTQ people.

WITNESSES

Panel One

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY)

Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D-MA)

Rep. Mark Takano (D-CA)

Panel Two

Sarah Warbelow

Legal Director

Human Rights Campaign

The Rev. Stan J. Sloan

Chief Executive Officer, Family Equality Council

Trustee, Union Theological Seminary

Ernesto Olivares

San Antonio, TX

Evan Minton

Livermore, CA

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116th Congress