The White House had no comment when asked by BuzzFeed News on whether the president would follow his tweets with any official presidential proclamation. Pete Buttigieg is creating a split-screen moment for gay Republicans: The rising presidential contender speaks passionately about the military, God and efficient government. In terms of him as a candidate, I think he is undeniably very bright. Your record speaks for itself, and a single tweet won't change that. Submit it here. Also last week, the administration finalized one rule allowing medical workers to refuse to treat trans people based on religious objections, while drafting another that would allow homeless shelters to turn away transgender individuals. Reply Retweet Favorite.
President Donald Trump became the first Republican president to October rally against the Trump administration's treatment of LGBT people. The most obvious is the G.O.P.'s breathtakingly anti-L.G.B.T. platform. “ Pray for Le Pen,” Moore tweeted in support of National Rally. A Republican county official in Alabama is standing by homophobic comments he made online, saying this week that “gay people are offensive to me.”. Benson's comment was in reaction to a news story posted earlier this month about a cake shop owner who was sued for refusing to make.
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As a Christian I believe the Bible which defines homosexuality as sin, something to be repentant of, not something to be flaunted, praised or politicized. Buttigieg's recent public skirmish with Pence, one of the nation's most prominent social conservatives who worked with the mayor when he was Indiana governor, has fueled an early backlash on the right.
We have many reports. Pence was in the national spotlight as governor of Indiana in for pushing a religious freedom bill that rallied LGBTQ Republicans and a wide swath of businesses against it. I think he can be very thoughtful on topics and deeply informed on a number of policy areas.
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The squabbling has rallied some gay Republicans to Pence's defense. is often criticized as the highest-ranking anti-gay official in the country.
In terms of him as a candidate, I think he is undeniably very bright.
And I wasn't getting any younger and I didn't want to have kind of a double life. And I don't think that's persuasive.
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In a podcast interview with former Obama campaign chief strategist David Axelrod, Buttigieg described coming out as "a long journey for me. The administration has also argued to the Supreme Court that it is legal for shopkeepers to deny service to LGBT individuals if they have religious objections.
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|And I don't think that's persuasive.
But I cannot vote for him because policywise, he is unacceptable to me on key fiscal and social issues. But the South Bend, Ind. In response, Pence said that Buttigieg was only directing his attacks at him to stick out among the nearly two dozen Democrats running for president in The 50th anniversary of the event, which kickstarted the LGBT rights movement, is this year.
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For what it's worth, my children are far safer at a Pride event than a Donald Trump rally.
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Gay Republican Group: GOP Platform 'Most Anti-LGBT' in Party's History. By At a rally last month in Dallas, he said, the "LGBT community is. The president appeared to break from Republican orthodoxy in LGBT activists hold a “We Will Not Be Erased” rally in front of the White House in October.
The Trump administration has sided against LGBT activists on a.
So on those things that also makes him somewhat attractive to gay conservatives. They were both men and one of them is Pete Buttigieg, candidate for president of the United States," Miller wrote.
In addition to banning transgender people from the militarythe Trump administration has said it is legal for companies to fire workers for being trans or for being gay. Among other actions, the president has also retracted a proposal to count LGBT people in the census. Pence has been nothing but respectful and courteous to him and I think when he came after Pence it made him look opportunistic. Via Yahoo News. Buttigieg has pointed to Pence when arguing that being gay was not a choice.