Trade pact includes protections for...transgenders?

Tuesday, November 27, 2018
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gay flag waving outside SCOTUSThe proposed U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade pact has been applauded as a new era of fairer trade, but a constitutional attorney is questioning stipulations for LGBT rights in the workplace.

The Trump administration successfully negotiated the proposed United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, which must be ratified by the U.S. Senate, but Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel Action points out that each country must implement policies that protect homosexuals and transgenders.

"And if this treaty is ratified with these provisions in it," he warns, "this becomes the supreme law of the land."


That means that a trade pact would overturn existing federal laws and state laws, Staver says, which means Democrats would be closer to passing the far-left Employment Nondiscrimination Act, a bill being pushed by LGBT activists.

Such an allowance would run counter to the Trump administration's accomplishments so far.

"One thing for sure, this trade agreement, while it is good in many respects, must not include a social re-engineering LGBT agenda," says Staver. "That must be repealed or removed before this is ratified."

Liberty Counsel Action reports that members of Congress have written a letter to President Trump asking that the provisions be eliminated, and the organization is working with the Senate hoping to have them removed before a ratification vote.

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