Statement: U.S. Court of Appeals ruling on Trump’s “anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant and anti-people of color” executive order

Washington, DC, February 9, 2017—The National LGBTQ Task Force is releasing the following statement in response to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit ruling on President Donald Trump’s anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant and anti-people of color executive order.

“Decent people across the nation and around the world will be relieved to hear of this ruling. It reaffirms the idea that Executive Orders that promote religious hatred and thinly veiled racism are completely unacceptable. The ruling also clearly connotes that tampering with American freedoms are off limits even to the most powerful in our system of government. We look forward to the matter being heard on further appeal in the Supreme Court,” said Rea Carey, Executive Director, National LGBTQ Task Force.


Jorge Amaro
Media and Public Relations Director