Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

His Lgbt Stances

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

His Lgbt Stances

Article excerpt

Normally, I enjoy reading Rob Rogers' editorial cartoons, whether because they amuse or challenge me. But I must take issue with his July 19 cartoon depicting Donald Trump and his running mate, Mike Pence. The cartoon portrays Mr. Trump as adding an anti-LGBT button to his jacket through his choice of Mr. Pence as a running mate. The problem with this portrayal is that Mr. Trump already had the anti-LGBT button before choosing Mr. Pence.

Following the Orlando terror attack, Mr. Trump claimed to be a "real friend" of the LGBT community. Yet Mr. Trump has opposed the Supreme Court decision that extended the right to marry to same-sex couples nationwide, saying that he would appoint Supreme Court justices who would overturn that decision. Mr. Trump has voiced support for the "First Amendment Defense Act," which is yet another "religious freedom" bill that does little more than free people to discriminate against the LGBT community. …

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