Republicans Want to Remove LGBTQ Protections From New Trade Deal
First there was the historic provision in the new North American trade agreement providing protection for the LGBTQ community. Included in the proposed agreement is a requirement that the U.S., Canada and Mexico take steps to protect workers against discrimination on the basis of sex, including sexual orientation and gender identity.
Then after the LGBTQ provisions were made public, came the inevitable protests from congressional Republicans. Nearly 40 GOP lawmakers are unhappy about the protections for LGBT workers in the trade proposal.