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Debate Avoids LGBT Civil Rights

By Charlotte Robinson, September 28, 2016
Besides Donald Trump’s inappropriate attack on Rosie O'Donnell during the first presidential debate our LGBT community was not even mentioned when candidates Donald Trump & Hillary Clinton took part in a one-on-one debate at Hofstra University Monday night. The two major political party presidential nominees faced each other for the first time just 42 days before Election Day. Rea Carey, National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund Executive Director stated, “We are disappointed that neither Presidential candidate spoke about the need for strong federal nondiscrimination protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender & queer (LGBTQ) people. With an anticipated 100 million viewers watching, this would have also been a great opportunity for the candidates to provide clear remedies on how to advance voting rights, secure reproductive justice & fix the broken immigration system. Monday night, each candidate discussed their position on how they would address economic disparities, criminal justice reform, gun violence & racial injustice in America. We hope that voters take a close look at each candidate’s platform and vote their values of full freedom, justice and equality for all.” There are still 2 more upcoming presidential debates & one vice presidential debate between homophobic GOP candidate Mike Pence & Dem Tim Kane so we’ll see if our LGBT community is included in this crucial national discussion. The National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund works to secure full freedom, justice & equality LGBTQ people. For over forty years they have been at the forefront of the social justice movement by training thousands of organizers & advocating for change at the federal, state & local level. (LGBT Graphic by Richard Emmanuel)
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