Now it has its sights on the LGBT community. Around 30 masked men threw eggs and yelled abuse as hundreds of people marched behind a police cordon in the southeastern Polish city of Rzeszow. Undeterred, the marchers waved rainbow flags and held up placards demanding that LGBT couples be allowed to marry and adopt. Others led chants calling for an end to discrimination. But they said the real battle was to be allowed to stage the parade at all.
2020 Presidential Candidates Will Debate LGBTQ Issues at Forum
Presidential Candidates Will Debate LGBTQ Issues at Forum
By Jacob Ogles March 18 Showing the growing political influence of LGBTQ advocates and voters, the event provides a chance to educate the potential next president of the United States on the issues and challenges still facing queer Americans. HRC leaders note conversion therapy remains legal to perform on minors in 35 states and LGBTQ people can still be fired, evicted or denied service in 30 states. At least transgender people have been murdered in the U. Organizers will invite candidates using the same parameters as Democratic National Committee sanctioned debates. That means participants need to poll at 1 percent or greater in at least three national polls, or they need to receive 65, donations from different people in 20 sates.
First Gay Candidate Enters The 2020 Presidential Race
Supreme Court overturned state bans on same-sex marriage in , conservative Christians predicted ruin. The Obama administration would round up pastors who refused to perform same-sex weddings. Churches would be forced to host the ceremonies.
Gabbard apologized on Thursday for her record of anti-gay rhetoric and her past work for an anti-gay advocacy group. Gabbard, 37, has come under fire from lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advocates in the days since she announced her presidential ambitions, which drew renewed focus to her past work for the Alliance for Traditional Marriage. The group, which was run by her father, State Senator Mike Gabbard, fought against gay rights in Hawaii and helped pass an amendment to the State Constitution that gave the Legislature the power to ban same-sex marriage.