Senior Trump adviser Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump helped stop a potential executive order from President Trump that would have overturned Obama-era workplace protections for LGBT people, Politico reported Friday.

The executive order would have reversed a President Obama order banning contractors from discriminating against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

According to the report by Politico, Kushner and Ivanka Trump, who are married, have been past supporters of gay rights and lobbied for President Trump to issue a statement promising to uphold Obama's 2014 order.


The White House made a statement  on Tuesday night promising to protect LGBT rights.

“President Donald J. Trump is determined to protect the rights of all Americans, including the LGBTQ community. President Trump continues to be respectful and supportive of LGBTQ rights, just as he was throughout the election,” the White House statement read.

“The executive order signed in 2014, which protects employees from anti-LGBTQ workplace discrimination while working for federal contractors, will remain intact at the direction of President Donald J. Trump."

White House officials suggested the draft executive order was never intended to move forward.

“Some are real, some are drafts of things people like and some are ideas people from outside have suggested,” a White House official told Politico of the drafted executive order that circulated among journalists this week. 

There is another executive order draft circulating that would expand religious rights, which opponents warn could lead to the denial of service to members of the LGBT community. It is still being considered by the White House, according to reports.