Trump's ANTI-GAY VP Pick Pence: ban same-sex marriage; opposed funding treatment for HIV/AIDS sufferers; opposed ending DADT

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    Jul 15, 2016 4:31 PM GMT Pence, who has supported numerous legislative efforts to ban same-sex marriage in Indiana, was at the center of the national debate over so-called religious freedom laws that critics said could make it easier for businesses to refuse service to gay couples. As a congressman, Mr. Pence opposed federal funding that would support treatment for people suffering from H.I.V. and AIDS, unless the government simultaneously invested in programs to discourage people from engaging in same-sex relationships. He also resisted changes to hate-crime laws that that would have included acts against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and he opposed the end of “don’t ask, don’t tell,” a Clinton administration policy that allowed closeted L.G.B.T. people to serve in the military.

  • jeepguySD

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    Jul 16, 2016 3:20 PM GMT
    Pence could hardly be more thoroughly anti-gay. As summarized in the New York Times article, he has a long and clear record of action against the LGBT community. What is unclear is how Pence's extreme social conservativism -- on more than just LGBT issues -- will play with moderate swing voters. On numerous issues over the past few years it seems clear that the majority of Americans lean toward the progressive side of social issues.

  • Destinharbor

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    Jul 16, 2016 3:24 PM GMT
    He also doesn't believe smoking causes cancer. What planet does he live on?
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    Jul 16, 2016 3:38 PM GMT
    And then how all this plays into the horseshit that Trump is supposedly pro-Gay just because he's attended a wedding for the free buffet. The Trump Party Platform Anti-Gay, The Trump VP Pick Anti-Gay. His announcement of being strong on considering justices who'd advocate anti-same-sex marriage. Yet he's supposedly the GOP's most pro-Gay candidate ever? Really? Try instead that he's nothing but an overflowing crock of shit.

    Herein we witness the scum of the GOP risen to their surface. It did not have far to travel.
  • KissTheSky

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    Jul 16, 2016 3:49 PM GMT
    Pence is a hateful bigot who has spent his political career harming gay people.
    Trump and Pence: Two fascists who combine to make the WORST presidential ticket in history.