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Sunday, April 23, 2017

In a speech Thursday, Hillary Clinton criticized President Trump for appointing outspoken opponents of LGBT rights to the Cabinet and other top positions. "I think we have to face the fact that we may not ever be able to count on this administration to lead on LGBT issues," she said. Citing the terrible abuse of gay men in Chechnya, Clinton said the U.S. must "demand an end to the persecution of innocent people across the world." During her presidential campaign, Clinton was endorsed by several LGBTQ rights groups, including the Human Rights Campaign.

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appointing outspoken opponents of LGBTQ rights to positions of power
But, hey, it is okay: Trump doesn't care who uses what bathroom in Trump Tower *

* so says the Trump apologists.

#1 | Posted by Hans at 2017-04-21 12:09 PM | Reply

Now I wonder if someone here will repeat the lie that Secretary Clinton never said "transgender"

In November, voters will have the opportunity to choose between a vetted and vocally pro-LGBT candidate and an ethically insolvent, chaotic carnival barker.

In our endorsement of President Obama's reelection four years ago, we noted his administration's embrace of LGBT rights: "Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's moving and historic speech to an international audience of the United Nations' human rights group in Geneva [in December 2011], observing the anniversary of the passage of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, made the Obama administration's perspective very clear, that LGBT rights are human rights."

And...
Now Clinton has made LGBT inclusion a pillar of her campaign, from the first video announcing her candidacy. She has produced the most complete and impressive LGBT platform of any presidential candidate ever. In it, she has vowed to champion the Equality Act, the legislation that would enact federal nondiscrimination protections with regard to sexual orientation and gender identity. Clinton's policy platform called for an end to the ban on transgender military service -- now officially gone -- an end to quack "conversion therapy" for minors, an end to discrimination against LGBT families in adoptions, improved school conditions for LGBT students, expanded shelters for homeless LGBT youth, affordable treatment for people with HIV, expanded access to PrEP, expanded data collection and other measures to stem the disproportionate violence against trans people, and improved access to correct identification for trans people, along with many other positions that directly affect the rights, health, and welfare of our communities. She has also pledged to continue the United States' work of improving the condition of LGBT people internationally, a natural extension of that pledge made in Geneva.

Clinton has raised these issues with consistency during the primary season, and they have become a hallmark of her campaign heading into the general election.

#2 | Posted by Hans at 2017-04-21 12:11 PM | Reply

This old dog can't learn any new tricks. Still hammering away on identity politics after her over reliance on demographics cost her an election she had no business losing.

And Hillary has always been a step behind public opinion on these issues herself.

#3 | Posted by Sully at 2017-04-21 12:31 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

Okay, Okay.

You convinced me.

In With Her!

Where's my ballot!

#4 | Posted by Prolix247 at 2017-04-21 01:53 PM | Reply

"...over reliance on demographics cost her an election she had no business losing." - #3 | Posted by Sully at 2017-04-21 12:31 PM

If it weren't for your fantasy life you'd have no life at all.

#5 | Posted by Hans at 2017-04-21 02:43 PM | Reply

But with Hillary we know that she has both a "public position as well as a private position", so it really doesn't matter what she says....

#6 | Posted by homerj at 2017-04-21 02:52 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

- Still hammering away on identity politics

...to which she could give a ---. The only thing Hillary was ever passionate about was being rich and important.

#7 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-04-21 02:53 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#7-That's just not correct. Hans told me so, in annoying block quote no less.

#8 | Posted by cookfish at 2017-04-21 02:55 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#5 | Posted by Hans at 2017-04-21 02:43 PM | Reply | Flag:

Translation: I don't like what you said but can't refute it so I'll take a nip at your ankle.

90% of your posts fall into this pathetic category.

#9 | Posted by Sully at 2017-04-21 03:08 PM | Reply

Donnie's approach towards the LGBTQ has been in question from the moment he selected Pence for VP.

#10 | Posted by ClownShack at 2017-04-21 03:39 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I understand the atrocities were triggered by requests for gay pride parades within Chechnya and other areas that are known to be anti-gay. Why would someone indicate there are a significant number of gays living in the area? Why not just keep quiet knowing the situation, this is not San Francisco? Some have suggested that the parade requests were made knowing they would be rejected allowing lawsuits in some European courts that would result in financial gain for those bringing the action. I am thankful Hillary is not president if she wants to get involved in this type of situation.

#11 | Posted by SWIFTCLONE at 2017-04-23 09:25 PM | Reply

Hillary needs to go away for awhile.

#12 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2017-04-24 03:07 AM | Reply

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