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Thu Jun 14, 2018, 09:50 AM

GOP senator urges love for LGBT youths in Pride Month speech

By James Hohmann
June 14 at 9:10 AM

THE BIG IDEA: Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), a socially conservative 84-year-old Mormon, was long one of the most outspoken critics of gay people in Congress.

In 1977, as a freshman, Hatch said gay people should never be allowed to teach in public schools because they have a “psychological deficiency.”

“I wouldn't want to see homosexuals teaching school anymore than I'd want to see members of the American Nazi Party teaching school,” he told a group of students.

In 1988, he referred to Democrats as “the party of homosexuals.”

In the 1990s, he championed the Defense of Marriage Act — which prohibited the federal government from recognizing same-sex unions and barred couples from receiving benefits.

When the Supreme Court struck down the law in 2013, Hatch ripped the justices for relying on their “personal opinion.” But the times, they are a changin’.



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Thu Jun 14, 2018, 09:57 AM

1. Hatch is a fucking liar...don't trust anything he says.

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Thu Jun 14, 2018, 09:58 AM

2. Progress?

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