President Donald Trump is planning to propose a ban on openly gay athletes and members of other military service members in his administration, The Hill reported Friday.
Trump is expected to sign the ban into law as soon as Thursday.
Trump’s announcement came as President Donald J. Trump addresses the nation for the first time since taking office on Jan. 20.
The announcement came after his administration filed a lawsuit against the Southern Poverty Law Center, which monitors hate groups and groups that espouse racial and religious bigotry.
The administration said it wants to make sure the country is protected from discrimination.
The case, filed in January, was the first of its kind brought against the SPLC by a federal law enforcement agency.
The lawsuit was filed after the SPL claimed it would use its position to advance “political and social objectives” in order to silence those who oppose the Trump administration.
Trump has been in office since January.
The president has made no secret of his support for gay marriage, and has vowed to overturn the Supreme Court decision striking down same-sex marriage bans in the states of Virginia and Maryland.
He also has pledged to restore the federal government’s ban on the LGBT community.
Trump also has called for a ban that would bar federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.