Should the LGBT community vote Clinton or Trump?

When it comes to LGBT rights, who is the best candidate?

HomoCulture News and Politics Brian Webb

This article was published on August 15th, 2016

The US presidential election has caught the entire world by storm, the unexpected and highly controversial republican candidate Donald Trump will go head to head with Hillary Clinton, who hopes to become the first female president in US history. But, as is often the case, the media focus is largely ignoring their respective LGBT stances, so when it comes to LGBT rights, who is the best candidate, Clinton or Trump?

Should the LGBT community vote Clinton or Trump?

To help you understand where both candidates are with our rights, here is a quick breakdown of their stances on LGBT issues:

Donald Trump states that he has the interests of the LGBT community at heart by his proposed ban on Muslims from entering the country, as he claims they are responsible for the majority of the oppression on the gay community. This is a claim that isn’t factually correct, the vast majority of hate crimes against the LGBT community are undertaken by Christians and this also completely ignores the Muslim LGBT community. Trump has also gone on record to publicly oppose national marriage equality and wants to support the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA), which would legally protect business in discriminating against LGBT individuals on the grounds of ‘religious freedom’. He has also stated that he won’t protect laws that allow trans-gender people to use public or school bathrooms that are in line with their gender identities and has no section on his campaign website dedicated to LGBT policies.

Hillary Clinton on the other hand, has actively championed many favourable policies including being openly critical of equal marriage opponents and fighting to change dishonourable discharges to honourable discharges for military members forced to leave due to their sexual or gender identities. She has also been outspoken in her support for LGBT equality and has a section on her campaign website dedicated to her LGBT policies and stance. However critics claim that Clinton’s political history shows no long-term commitment to LGBT rights and they are not entirely wrong. She is currently championing LGBT rights in meaningful and effective ways but this was not always the case. It seems likely that this is an attempt (and a successful one) to win over the LGBT community but it is up to you to decide whether her newfound commitment will translate into actual effective actions should she win the presidency.

Considering the above there is an obvious choice as to which presidential candidate is more genuinely committed to the LGBT plight, even when you factor in the criticisms of Clinton. It is hardly surprising that an estimated 80% or more of the US LGBT community support and are planning to vote for Clinton.

Should the LGBT community vote Clinton or Trump?

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One thought on “Should the LGBT community vote Clinton or Trump?

  1. Shawn Hingerty

    “Donald Trump states that he has the interests of the LGBT community at heart by his proposed ban on Muslims from entering the country, as he claims they are responsible for the majority of the oppression on the gay community. This is a claim that isn’t factually correct. This is a claim that isn’t factually correct, the vast majority of hate crimes against the LGBT community are undertaken by Christians and this also completely ignores the Muslim LGBT community” THIS “REPORTING” ISN’T FACTUALLY CORRECT. This is absurd statement. Hate crime laws only exist in largely christian countries. There is no such thing as Hate Crime Laws in Saudi Arabia or Syria. Why? Because nearly everyone would be arrested nearly all the time for breaking laws against gays. NO ONE, myself as a gay man included, believes that Christians oppress gays more than Muslims. After all, where would you rather have your gay pride parade? In Salk Lake City, Utah, home of the Mormons, or in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia? Heck would you even march in a gay pride parade in a Muslim neighborhood in Sweden? Hint, gay journalist Milo Yiannopolous had to bail on his idea to march through a Swedish Muslim neighborhood because of the vast number of death threats he received. Think for yourself. Stop believing the liberal garbage that CNN, MSNBC, and FOX feed you. Some Christians may not approve of our lifestyle, but they don’t want us dead. On the contrary, is it part of the Islamic religion to execute homosexuals. For a complete review of the “religion of peace” and its stance on homosexuality, visit //www.thereligionofpeace.com/pages/quran/homosexuality.aspx

    Trump has repeatedly supported adding sexual orientation to the Civil Rights Act, which would prevent discrimination of gays and lesbians from the workplace. Contrary to what this article states, the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) would not allow discrimination of gays in the workplace, especially if sexual orientation was added to the Civil Rights Act.

    You fail to mention that for years Hillary Clinton opposed gay marriage (look it videos of her saying so on youtube) and has only recently started pandering to the gay and lesbian community since she decided she would run for president and needed our votes.

    Also, many gays and lesbians work in the service industry. Their wages are hurt by the influx of low skilled workers into this country who flood across our open southern border and work for pennies on the dollar. With too much supply of low-skilled labor, gay and lesbian wages and disproportionately and adversely affected by essentially open border policies which Clinton supports. Trump has been clear on his desire to tighten border security and prevent illegals from flooding the unskilled labor market, driving down wages.

    If you take a look at the fact, it’s clear to me that Donald Trump is the only right choice for gay Americans and Americans in general.

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