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The election of former reality television star Donald Trump to the highest office in the land has many Americans concerned, and for lots of different reasons. Trump campaigned on a platform of deportation, anti-Muslim bigotry and an economic plan that hundreds of economists agreed could be “dangerous” and “destructive.” But what about LGBTQ rights? 

Trump’s supporters and far right media outlets have claimed that he supports, even champions, rights for LGBTQ communities — but his Cabinet picks and choice of vice president tell a much different story.

Our new vice president-elect has a troubling history of attacks on LGBTQ rights in his home state of Indiana, where he served as Governor. In 2015, Pence signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act into law in the state, paving the way for discrimination against LGBTQ people by permitting business owners to refuse service to anyone on the basis of religious belief. 

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What a Trump presidency means for LGBTQ rights — and why many activists are alarmed

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