“That’s why the stakes in this election are so high.” Clinton
While Donald J. Trump and his henchman Mike Pence continue to promise to negate LGBT equality gains, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has penned an historic OP-ED in the Philadelphia Gay News, highlighting her support for LGBT rights (PGN)
The editor comment notes the historic nature of the OPED and the fact that Trump is missing in action:
PGN reached out to the Democratic and Republican candidates for president, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, to discuss LGBT issues in advance of next month’s election. Clinton provided PGN this exclusive op-ed detailing her LGBT-rights record and her goals for future LGBT-equality efforts. The offer remains open for Trump.
This is the first time a major-party presidential candidate has written an op-ed for an LGBT newspaper. As such, this piece will kick off our annual LGBT History Month Project coverage, which will run weekly through the end of October.
For anyone out there who is LGBTQI or gives a damn about our equality: If you vote for Trump, vote for Jill Stein or Gary Johnson, or abstain from voting – in other words ANYONE not voting for Hillary Clinton, – in reality you are endorsing and perpetuating the Trump anti-gay ticket – where in fact LGBT people will be hurt!
“And as president, I’ll keep fighting for LGBT rights, because — as I told the world in one of the most important speeches I gave as Secretary — they are human rights. And I won’t quit until all our laws reflect that basic reality.”
Clinton also notes the anti equality Trump Pence ticket:
Donald Trump must not be elected president. He would rip away so much of the progress we’ve made. He would appoint Supreme Court justices who would overturn marriage equality and rescind many of President Obama’s executive orders — including those protecting LGBT people.
It’s not just Trump’s policies that reveal the kind of president he would be. So does his choice of running mate. Mike Pence is one of the most anti-LGBT public officials in America. As governor of Indiana, Pence supported a bill that legalized discrimination against LGBT people. As a member of Congress, he voted against expanding the definition of hate crimes to include sexual orientation and gender identity. He opposed the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” saying doing so would be “social experimentation.” And he’s said that homosexuality would bring about “societal collapse.”
We are asking that you vote for Hillary Clinton. While this may seem like a one issue request – clearly it is not – because in truth you are voting against all of Trump’s racism and bigotry. And there is a long list!
READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT PGN HERE