Today, HRC strongly condemned President Donald Trump’s second Muslim ban executive order. Trump’s order not only needlessly and shamefully continues to vilifies the Muslim community, it poses a threat to countless refugees — including thousands of LGBTQ refugees seeking to escape violence and persecution.
“This latest discriminatory iteration of Trump’s Muslim ban will have tragic consequences for thousands of people seeking safety in the U.S.,” said JoDee Winterhof, Senior Vice President of Policy and Political Affairs of the Human Rights Campaign. “The intent of Trump’s executive order targeting refugees and Muslims remains the same — he has simply changed the wrapping paper. Tragically, LGBTQ people in the Middle East and North Africa are regularly threatened with violence and death for merely living their lives. Barring them from reaching asylum in the U.S. puts their lives in jeopardy. HRC will continue to fight for all LGBTQ Muslims and immigrants — and we will stand alongside them against this discriminatory order.”