According to CNN, President Trump has reportedly invited conservative leaders to visit the White House on Thursday for the signing of an executive order on religious liberty.
CNN reports that two senior administration officials confirmed the plan. According to sources, the order has not yet been finalized by the White House lawyers, but a draft leaked in February would give businesses and individuals the ability to claim broad religious objections.
It is unclear exactly what Trump’s religious liberty executive order will accomplish, it is likely to be a blow to many LGBT rights groups, “which gained substantial victories under former President Barack Obama.”
A senior administration official confirmed the plan to CNN and said it is “definitely possible” the White House could roll out the order Thursday to coincide with the National Day of Prayer, but cautioned that the timing of executive orders out of the Trump White House can often change.
The official declined to describe the details of the executive order. But a draft of the order that had previously leaked to The Nation would have provided sweeping legal protections for people to claim religious exemptions, provisions that civil liberties groups claimed would allow for discrimination against LGBT Americans. -CNN