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Should LGBTQ+ vote for Trump or Biden? Show more Show less
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Historically in the United States, LGBTQ+ people have had limited rights, including infingements on access to marriage equality and protection from discrimination. Both presidential candidates have made campaign promises to the LGBTQ+ community - but who will best uphold their rights?

LGBTQ+ people should vote for Donald Trump. Show more Show less

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Trump supported LGBTQ rights before being elected president

Trump has a long track record of supporting LGBTQ rights before he even considered running for president.
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The Argument

Trump confirmed two gay judges to the courts, both being "firsts" in their own unique ways. [1][2] Trump supported amending the 1964 Civil Rights Act to also prevent discrimination against same-sex couples. [3] Trump was also rumored to be one of the first Palm Beach private club owners to accept an openly gay couple.

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"Donald Trump and Mike Pence have given hate against LGBTQ+ individuals safe harbor and rolled back critical protections for the LGBTQ+ community. By blocking the ability of transgender individuals to openly serve their country, denying LGBTQ+ people access to critical health care, proposing policies allowing federally funded homeless shelters to turn away transgender people and federally funded adoption agencies to reject same-sex couples, and failing to address the epidemic of violence against transgender people—particularly transgender women of color—the Trump-Pence Administration has led a systematic effort to undo the progress President Obama and Vice President Biden made."[4]

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References

  1. https://www.washingtonblade.com/2019/08/05/mary-rowland-is-first-lgbt-trump-judicial-nominee-confirmed-by-senate/
  2. https://news.bloomberglaw.com/us-law-week/openly-gay-trump-nominee-confirmed-to-ninth-circuit
  3. https://getoutspoken.com/fact-check/trump-advocate-gay-rights
  4. https://joebiden.com/lgbtq/#

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