Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, speaks during a press conference.
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Democratic Republic of Tulsi Gabbard barely finished announcing she’s running for President in the year 2020, when the spotlight quickly shifted to anti-gay comments and actions from your past.
Gabbard, a 37-year-old democratic lawmaker from Hawaii, is known as a politically unpredictable, something she said publicly, she is proud of it. But some have dragged their fiery remarks against same-sex marriage in the past few years, and their active campaign for the promotion of “traditional marriage” legislation, which examined in more detail, since their announcement Friday.
In the past years, she has repeatedly referred to LGBT activists as a “homosexual extremists,” a view that echoes that described by her father, Mike Gabbard, a New Yorker profile of the members of Congress to denounce as long as the “Hawaii of the leading opponents of the gay rights movement, an energetic and often rugged activist who was always willing, as he called it – ‘the radical homosexual agenda.'”
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Gabbard has been a visible force against same-sex marriage, and in the year 2004, the battle led to measure, in the state against a same-sex union. “Try to act as if there is a difference between ‘civil unions’ and same-sex marriage is dishonest, cowardly and extremely disrespectful to the people in Hawaii,” she said at the time. “As Democrats, we should be that the views of the people, not a small number of homosexual extremists.”
Gabbard blasted then Massachusetts ‘ passage of same-sex marriage legislation, so that it can detect the first in the nation, gay marriage. On behalf of the Alliance for Traditional marriage and values, a group led by her father, she said, that the Massachusetts marriage law would lead to a ripple effect across the country.
“It is very likely that the Federal judge shred our US Constitution, to force him, the same-sex marriage down the throats of the people of Hawaii and America,” said Gabbard. To stop “the only way to protect traditional marriage in Hawaii and everywhere in our country, the only way an activist Federal judges from the rewriting of the Constitution by the passage of the Federal Marriage Amendment.”
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The Alliance for Traditional marriage and the values also drew controversy for the support of so-called conversion-gay therapy, which views homosexuality as a mental illness. More than a dozen States in the country have to be banned, or restricted, the disputed practice.
Was the time that Gabbard, a longer speech at the Hawaii State House against a proposed resolution to the bullying of homosexual students in public schools. Gabbard argued, would throw a resolution of, homosexuality as normal, and that he would win “homosexual-advocacy organizations in our schools to promote their agenda for our vulnerable youth.”
Gabbard has said in the past few years, it has in their views on gay rights, and has actively helped other LGBTQ interests in Congress. She was quoted as saying in a statement on Sunday that, after your old comments and actions, they came under fire, she was sad about her past opinions and comments.
“In the past six years in Congress, I have been lucky enough to have the opportunity to work on the adoption of laws that ensure equal rights and protection of LGBTQ+ issues,” said Gabbard. “Much work remains to ensure equal position and civil rights protection for LGBTQ+ Americans, and if elected President, I will continue to fight for equal rights for all.”