If it’s one thing I don’t understand is the movement of LGBT people for Donald Trump. This is not to say that I understand why Latinos are for Trump, when he’s said racist statements about them, or women for Trump when he’s called them awful things and bragged about sexually assaulting a woman, or any other group or community of people who Trump has bad mouthed but still wholeheartedly, support him. My question to the LGBT community is why are they supporting Trump and the GOP when their platform is recorded to be historically the most homophobic in ages?
If you read the 2016 GOP Republican Party Platform, you will see in clear text that they condemn US v. Windsor and Obergefell v. Hodges, two court cases that helped pave the way to end discrimination against the LGBT community, a community that still to this day, along of other communities, that continues to endure discrimination from its very own country. US v. Windsor was a Supreme Court case that ruled that DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act) was unconstitutional. DOMA was a discriminatory act that was put in place by President Bill Clinton in order to further deny rights to the LGBT community, by citing that marriage was between one man and one woman. Luckily, it was ruled unconstitutional. But, LGBT couples still could not get married in any state–still discriminatory. Eventually Obergefell v. Hodges ruled that it was unconstitutional to deny same-sex couples the right to marry.
In my opinion, these were AMAZING court cases that further delivered equality to American citizens. It did not redefine marriage, and it did not give same-sex couples special privileges. The GOP Platform states they CONDEMN these court case rulings, meaning if they had the opportunity to overturn it…they probably would. Not to mention, that in the GOP Platform, it reads verbatim:
Which is supposed to be a subtle way of saying they support gay conversion therapy, according to various sources.
These gays that support Trump are most of the time white privileged gays who are in association with “Gay Republicans” or “Gay Conservatives.” They are pro-Republican for every single issue, or majority, on the board except for their exclusion of gays and their constant need to treat LGBTs as second class citizens. But, because they are thankfully not single issue voters, they support the GOP, and the GOP’s pick for presidency.
These court cases did not do anything bad to America. They gave rights to citizens. These people work. They pay their taxes. They say the pledge of allegiance. They vote in elections. Why on earth would you deny them a right that doesn’t harm anyone? And the argument that it is against God’s will is irrelevant since we should be secular, a clear separation of church and state because not everyone is a Christian. If you don’t like gay marriage, don’t marry a gay person. If you don’t like donuts…then don’t eat a donut. If your religion tells you to hate other people and treat them like second class citizens…then you need a new religion in MY opinion.
But in actuality, these “Twinks 4 Trumps” or any LGBT member who is voting for him is hurting their cause. I can tell you that most of the time, if a member of the LGBT community is voting red or a Trump supporter they are white or wealthy. Take Caitlyn Jenner for example. After her transition from male to female, and unfortunately becoming the “Transgender Spokesperson” she has publically stated that she thinks Trump would be great for women and the LGBT community. The nominee of the party that is for overturn court cases that gave LGBT their rights, approving conversion therapy, and restricting transgenders from their respective bathrooms? But then again, Caitlyn Jenner is about as credible as using a friend’s Facebook rant in an essay.
LGBTs who are for Trump or the GOP are only hurting themselves in my opinion. The GOP wants gays to be treated as second class citizens because it’s against their religion and the country should be “ruled” by their religion.
Same-sex marriage is not gay privilege. It’s equal rights. Privilege would be something like gay people not paying taxes…like churches don’t.Tweet
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