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Fri Apr 21, 2017, 03:07 AM

Hillary Clinton blasts Trump on LGBT rights

Source: CNN








Updated 1:31 AM ET, Fri April 21, 2017



Clinton slams Trump on LGBT rights 02:33
Story highlights

Clinton is given an award at an LGBT dinner
She calls for supporters to focus on the 2018 midterm elections

Washington (CNN)...................................

At her speech Thursday evening, she listed several controversial moves by the Republican administration and stressed their importance.

"When this administration rescinded protections for transgender students, my heart broke," Clinton said. "When I learned about the proposed cuts in funding for HIV and AIDS research, I thought about all of our efforts to try and achieve an AIDS-free generation."
Clinton criticized Trump in particular for his decision to nominate Mark Green, who she called an "outspoken opponent" of LGBT rights, to replace former Army Secretary Eric Fanning, the first openly gay man to hold the job.


"Some of the changes that we're seeing should seem small, but they matter a great deal if you're the person affected," Clinton said. "Others carry historic significance, like the future of the Supreme Court."


She called on attendees to participate in organizations that would foster progress on human rights and for the United States to call out abuses of gay people abroad, like the reported homophobic killings in Chechnya. She said due to the Trump administration's posture on gay rights, people needed to "never stop fighting" and focus on winning upcoming elections, from the midterms on.
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Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/20/politics/hillary-clinton-lgbt-center/






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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 03:43 AM

1. Thank you, Hillary!

Mahalo, rivers

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 06:21 AM

2. The rights of gay Americans would be in jeopardy

regardless the Republican in the WH.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 06:41 AM

3. Thank you Hillary. Please use the word Republican more often & keep at them about Russia

"United States to call out abuses of gay people abroad, like the reported homophobic killings in Chechnya."

I agree, we need to do this but this government full of Republicans won't call out any abuses. In fact some of their words seem to embolden other countries to increase human rights abuses.

How about we all, the general public I mean keep on providing immigration information for persecuted persons and help them escape to the USA? Escape even to other friendly countries like Canada, and European countries.

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Fri Apr 21, 2017, 06:54 AM

4. K&R nt

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 07:51 AM

5. So good to see her getting back in action.

Looking forward to her and BHO joining forces to kick some ass.

Nice to see the acknowledgement of her tireless support of LGBTQ rights.

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