It?s almost a week since Donald Trump was named the 45th President of the United States. It has been a mix of feelings ever since that day but most of it were anger and shock.
Netizens all over the world were shocked after realizing that Trump has won the presidential election. Ever since realizing the fight between Trump and Clinton was a close one, the Internet didn?t waste time to express their grief online.
There has been petition signing to impeach Trump, hashtag trending “#NotMyPresident”, Reddit and Tumblr users discussing about Clinton?s loss, even A-List celebrities tweeting their disappointment.
IS DONALD TRUMP LIVING UP TO HIS WORDS?
There are several reasons why people are in shock and American citizens are expressing that they don’t feel safe and they’re scared via social media especially if you’re a woman, an immigrant, a person of color, and most especially if you’re a part of the LGBTQ community. We’re here to focus more on that topic.
First things first, does he really care? Back when Donald Trump was campaigning as a president in July 2016, he promised to protect the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals while he was doing his prime-time convention speech.
The video also showed that he said he was heartened to hear that the crowd supported him in that fight.
ANY UPDATES ON HIS PROMISE?
Although Trump isn’t exactly the official president of the United States until next year, people of the LGBTQ community are setting off panic and are worrying which of Trump and his running mate, Pence, divisive campaign promises would come true.
In a recent article in CNN News, it was said that Trump could be regarded as one of the most pro-LGBT that?s running as a Republican presidential nominee in history but his anti-LGBT platform is a threat to the progress that was made when Obama was still reigning as president.
Rachel explained that they’re hearing from “really, really scared people,” who is the CEO of Lambda Legal?a nonprofit legal advocacy organization. “We’re seeing a fear of an atmosphere of intolerance that began with Trump’s campaign.” So far, neither Trump nor Pence has commented on it.
WHAT ABOUT THE SAME-SEX MARRIAGE?
When same-sex marriage was implemented in the US, it was one of the most celebrated moments in history. But now that Trump has won, most of the same-sex couples are worried that their marriage will be invalidated.
Neither the President nor Congress can take away what the Supreme Court has deemed a “fundamental right,” which leaves the current marriages safe, according to legal experts. But even with that said, just because Trump can’t scrap marriage equality doesn’t mean he can’t appoint Supreme Court justices who could make a big difference to the decisions.
So far, there hasn’t been an official decision with the same-sex marriage and there hasn’t been anything done to harm the LGBTQ Community. There are still many questions that everyone wants to know and are eager to find out about. All we can do for now is wait patiently and hope for a better future.