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  • Donald Trump holds up a rainbow flag with "LGBTs for TRUMP" written on it at a campaign rally in Greeley, Colorado, October 2016.

    Donald Trump holds up a rainbow flag with "LGBTs for TRUMP" written on it at a campaign rally in Greeley, Colorado, October 2016. | Photo: Reuters

The document reveals far-reaching plans to turn back decades of progress in the U.S. and legalize discrimination.

U.S. President Donald Trump will enshrine “very specific Christian religious beliefs” in a proposed executive order that will also legalize discrimination, the Nation reported Wednesday.

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Entitled “Establishing a Government-Wide Initiative to Respect Religious Freedom,” the document reveals far-reaching plans to turn back decades of progress in the U.S. by deeming pre-marital sex as wrong and narrowly defining marriage as between a man and a woman.

The four-page draft order broadly categorizes religious organizations as “any organization, including closely held for-profit corporations,” and protects “religious freedom” in every walk of life.

“When providing social services, education or health care; earning a living, seeking a job or employing others; receiving government grants or contracts; or otherwise participating in the marketplace, the public square or interfacing with federal, state or local governments,” the document says of what falls under this category.

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LGBT advocacy organizations said transgender people would also be subject of discrimination as the four-page draft says “male and female” refers to “immutable biological sex” assigned at birth.

White House spokesman Sean Spicer was asked Monday about whether a religious freedom executive order was being considered, but he said he would not disclose the orders that Trump's administration is planning to sign.

The White House also said in a statement the government will uphold protections for LGBT people in the workplace and that Trump will continue to enforce a 2014 executive order by Barack Obama, barring discrimination against LGBT people working for federal contractors


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