Ted Cruz Stumps for Votes in Iowa With Transphobia

Dawn Ennis, The Advocate – January 8, 2016

Sen. Ted Cruz, who has denounced the accomodations given to transgender students as “lunacy,” cemented his transphobic position with supporters in Iowa Wednesday, saying that allowing a trans student to use a faculty restroom amounts to “inflicting” the student on teachers.

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Hillary Clinton Offers an ‘Awesome Gay Agenda’

Trudy Ring, Advocate – December 17, 2015

Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton today released acomprehensive policy paper on LGBT issues, laying out goals that include passing the Equality Act, ending the use of conversion therapy on minors, protecting the rights of transgender people, and more.

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Rubio: Same-sex Marriage not ‘Settled Law’

Bradford Richardson, The Hill – December 13, 2015

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) says the Supreme Court decision earlier this year creating a constitutional right to gay marriage can still be changed. “It is the current law. I don’t believe any case law is settled law,” Rubio said in an interview broadcast Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “Any future Supreme Court can change it.”

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Hillary Clinton’s New LGBT Ad Is Radical for One Very Specific Reason

Mark Joseph Stern, Slate – December 7, 2015

On Sunday, Hillary Clinton released a campaign ad touting her record as an advocate for LGBT rights. The 70-second spot is a pretty low-budget affair, interweaving Clinton’s pro-LGBT speeches (including her landmark Geneva address) with clips of lovey-dovey gay couples. Democratic candidates release stuff like this all the time, and the ad would be unremarkable but for one radical detail: It includes several lingering images of same-sex couples kissing.

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Hillary Clinton Supports Her Husband’s ‘Defensive Action’ as President

Lucas Grindley, The Advocate – October 23, 2015

When asked directly whether she differs from her husband Bill Clinton — who is responsible for legislation that stopped same-sex couples from marrying and banned LGBT people from open service in the military — Hillary Clinton characterized them as necessary steps. “I’m not in any way excusing them. I’m explaining them,” she said.

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Carson Suggests LGBT Families are ‘Not of the Same Value’

Chris Johnson, Washington Blade – October 8, 2015

“We’ve got to stop paying attention to the PC police who say every lifestyle is exactly of the same value,” Carson said. “No, it’s not of the same value. It is very clear that intact, traditional families with traditional, intact values do much better in terms of raising children. So let’s stop pretending that everything is of equal value.”

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Pledging to Fight Injustices, Hillary Clinton Focuses on Transgender Rights in Speech

Amy Chozick, New York Times, October 3, 2015

In a forceful speech to an influential gay rights group,Hillary Rodham Clinton on Saturday reaffirmed her support for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans just hours before Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., contemplating his own presidential run, was to address the organization.

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Hillary Clinton Praises LGBT Activists for Changing Minds – ‘Including Mine’

Sabrina Saddiqui, The Guardian – October 3, 2015

Hillary Clinton stood by the gay, lesbian and transgender community in a speech before the nation’s largest LGBT civil rights advocacy group on Saturday, vowing to end any remaining discrimination in the military, workplace or healthcare system if she is elected president.

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Hillary Clinton, Loudly and Proudly, Taps Into a Vein of Support Among Gay Voters

Amy Chozick, New York Times – July 1, 2015

The biggest applause lines of Mrs. Clinton’s June 13 speech in New York that signified the official start of her campaign were about gay rights issues, including this zinger about Republicans: “They turn their backs on gay people who love each other,” she said to raucous cheers.

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