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Civil rights agency slams Trump over LGBTQ policies

The Trump administration is “undoing decades of civil and human rights progress” — especially when it comes to LGBTQ issues — according to a new report by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, an independent, bipartisan advisory agency.

In its 621-page report, “Are Civil Rights a Reality?,” the commission found that, despite the “extraordinary volume” of civil rights complaints filed in the first two years of the Trump administration, agencies charged with protecting civil rights “generally lack adequate resources to investigate and resolve discrimination allegations within their jurisdiction, leaving allegations of civil rights violations unredressed.”

With respect to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights, the report criticized several policy changes under the Trump administration that have limited the ability of federal agencies to enforce LGBTQ civil rights or redirected efforts toward other priorities.

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