The Deep State's dangerous ploy

Mat Staver, Chairman
Liberty Counsel Action

U.S. lawmakers contend that there is a ploy within the Deep State to surreptitiously advance a pro-LGBT initiatives into federal law. There are now conflicting reports as to why pro-LGBT provisions elevating "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" as special rights were inserted into the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and who is responsible.

Liberty Counsel Action is petitioning President Trump and Members of Congress to remove the language from the trade agreement. See my message below on this dangerous situation — Mat.


Next week, President Trump is scheduled to formally sign a replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement. The proposed United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) must be signed by the Mexican President and Canadian Prime Minister as well as President Trump by December 1st.

The problem is, the USMCA currently includes a provision advancing the radical LGBT agenda by elevating "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" to a protected class that is inconsistent with many existing laws, precedent, and religious liberty and conscience rights.

The question is, how did the language get inserted when it is contradictory to the Trump administration's policies?
Politico says, "The LGBT provisions were a Canadian priority — part of the so-called progressive trade agenda championed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and described as a "big win" by his government." If so, President Trump must insist that social policy that overrides our sovereignty be removed from the agreement.

+ + A Deep State ploy?

A letter from GOP lawmakers accuses the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative of working against the Trump administration's policies in favor of the Obama-era interpretation of the Civil Rights Act.

Barack Obama attempted to force Americans to acquiesce to the concept that "gender identity" is a protected class under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination against race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. No lawmaker in 1964 had "transgenderism" or "gender identity" in their thinking when that law was enacted. Obama's Department of Justice Department said that "sex" included sexual orientation and gender identity, and that discrimination on those bases was therefore illegal.

Congress has repeatedly rejected the concept that the Civil Rights law should include "gender identity" and the other pro-LGBT protections.
Under the Trump administration, former Attorney General Jeff Sessions reinstated the position that the 1964 law did not elevate "sexual orientation," "gender identity" or "transgenderism" into a protected class. Yet, Politico reports, "The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which continues to retain a Democratic majority, still adheres to the Obama policy.
The pro-LGBT language, if the agreement is ratified, would establish special rights for "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" as the supreme law of the land via the Supremacy Clause of the Constitution.

Liberty Counsel Action strongly opposes the insertion of the language into the trade agreement that circumvents the proper legislative process and will cause direct conflict with many existing laws, precedent, and religious liberty and conscience rights.
We are calling on President Trump and members of Congress to remove the language enacting this radical social policy into law.

+ + The clock is ticking! 

Click here to be included in our hand-delivered "Stop the USMCA from containing a radical LGBT provision" petition delivery to the White House and to congressional leaders next week before the President leaves for the G-20 Summit.
Thank you for taking immediate action. 

Yours for liberty,

Mat Staver, Chairman
Liberty Counsel Action
P.S. The articles elevating "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" to a protected class in the proposed trade agreement must be removed. After signing the petition, please consider immediately expanding your impact on the issue by sending a targeted letter to key congressional leaders.

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