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freedownloadCakewalkStudioInstrumentsFullVersionAfter President Donald Trump’s Executive Order 13780, which will permit federally funded organizations to refuse to provide services to same-sex couples if the organizations are morally opposed to same-sex couples, experts in education, public health, international development, and equality rights have already raised major concerns. Many of those experts include progressives like my colleague, Ron Feinberg, who wrote here for Basic Rights that Trump’s order is a violation of First Amendment rights and will cause fear, anxiety, and even physical harm to LGBTQ persons.
But while some on the political left have actively protested the legality of Trump’s order, right-wing ideologues have been busy undermining the order itself. For example, over at the Leadership Institute, an educational organization of the conservative Leadership Foundation for Public Policy Research, John McLaughlin, who is also the first vice president of the organization, argued that the order could impact individuals abroad who rely on U.S. foreign assistance. “The order could very well jeopardize all manner of U.S. foreign aid and diplomatic endeavors, so don't be surprised if some countries decide to rethink any assistance we may need from them,” McLaughlin wrote.
As McLaughlin noted, if this order is indeed adopted, it would be the first time a U.S. president has issued such an order. The Trump administration has stated that under the president’s order, funding for groups that refuse to abide by the order would be at risk, but the administration has been unclear about what kinds of activities could be considered religious or moral in nature. So far, the Department of Health and Human Services has only outlined that groups that receive Title VII, a section of U.S. tax law that is likely related to public health or public safety, will be protected.
A public health version of the order signed by the U.S. Surgeon General could actually dramatically undermine public health efforts abroad—not because it may be used to discriminate against LGBTQ people, but because it could be used as a way to undermine or abandon public health in countries where LGBTQ people lack full protections. As HIV activists have previously explained, the threat of U.S. funding to apply pressure on countries where LGBTQ people are 0b46394aab