NOM—which was on life support as the Obama years wore on—is back, and they've issued their legislative dream checklist that they believe they will accomplish under Trump/Pence. Of course, picking off gay marriage is at the top of the list.
I have at least one and clearly more LGBTQ acquaintances who voted for Trump. Yes, all white and all men.
I have no affection for anyone who could do that, let alone an LGBTQ person.
One in particular blew my mind by urging me to give Trump a chance, read his actual policies (oh, really?) and realize that hey, he's the most pro-gay Republican president ever!
I guess because ... he held a rainbow flag in Colorado and invited Milo Yiannopoulos to his victory bash?
The truth is that the 1 in 7 LGBTQ people who gave Trump/Pence their vote voted for a man who has promised to end gay marriage and promised to enforce religious liberty, which would mean any business—even a healthcare provider—could deny any type of service to any LGBTQ person as long as they asserted it was in deference to their religion.
If a Muslim did this, it would be an outrage to everyone. But if a Christian is legally able to do it—that's just America?
The Pence half of the ticket is pro-conversion therapy and is against any monies going toward AIDS if the organizations in question are not anti-gay sex.
And these are the men those 1 in 7 gay people—against, most gay white dudes—have entrusted with the presidency, the House, the Senate and therefore the SCOTUS?
I know that there is self-loathing, and I'd bet most of those 1 in 7 are from conservative cities or states, and they're just brainwashed by the white male power structure. But it's not just self-loathing, it's fucking stupid. Why would you mistrust someone like Hillary Clinton for being shady and political (when at worst she would be forced to be pro-LGBTQ because of her constituency) and trust a ticket that is very unabashedly promising to be aggressively anti-LGBTQ in thought, word and deed?