RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel Had the Nerve to Tweet About Pride Month While Her Party Attacks LGBTQ Rights
Read the room, Ronna McDaniel.
Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel really had the nerve to tweet out her support for the LGBTQ community while her party has over 200 anti-LGBTQ bills in the works, according to the Human Rights Campaign. 106 of these bills target transgender people, robbing them of life-saving healthcare while pushing a narrative that effectively bans transgender girls and women from school sports. And who’s leading the charge? Republicans are.
Happy #PrideMonth!@GOP is proud to have doubled our LGBTQ support over the last 4 years, and we will continue to grow our big tent by supporting measures that promote fairness and balance protections for LGBTQ Americans and those with deeply held religious beliefs.
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) June 2, 2021
Back in May 2021, the Human Rights Campaign laid out the anti-LGBTQ bills that have so far been enacted into law, including:
- 7 anti-trans sports bans in Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi, Montana, Tennessee, and West Virginia (We not can add Florida to this list!)
- 1 anti-trans medical care ban bill in Arkansas
- 4 religious refusals bills, including in North Dakota, South Dakota, and two bills in Arkansas
- 2 anti-LGTBQ bills in Tennessee and Montana
- 1 sham “hate crimes” bill in Arkansas
- 1 anti-all comers bill in North Dakota
- 1 anti-tans birth certificate bill in Montana
That isn’t even taking into consideration the bills that are on Republican governors’ desks waiting for approval, like bills to restrict more students from participating in school sports if they are trans, bills to restrict the teaching of LGBTQ people and history in classrooms, and the allowance of discrimination against LGBTQ people based on a person’s religious beliefs.
Alphonso David, the Human Rights Campaign President warned:
This crisis cannot be ignored and necessitates concrete action from all those with the ability to speak out. These bills are not only harmful and discriminatory, but also represent a failure in our democracy and the commitment elected officials make to protect and serve their constituents. Now is not the time for reluctance or passivity, it is time to take urgent action to protect the basic rights and humanity of LGBTQ people in America.
And Twitter followed all this up by pointing out left and right the way that Republicans have treated the LGBTQ community while not mincing words!
Those with “deeply held religious beliefs” are often the parents who force their LGBTQ children out of the home and onto the street. I’ve met with those kids. 40% of homeless youth in this country are LGBTQ. Re-visit your party’s platform before you open your mouth about #pride. https://t.co/z36BuFrQsO
— Chasten Glezman Buttigieg (@Chasten) June 3, 2021
Literally the first thing the Trump administration did was to erase all LGBTQ content from all federal websites.
Your party is anti-LGBTQ
Your party’s platform is anti-LGBTQ
— Brion Neeley-Ryder 🏳️🌈 (@brionneeley) June 3, 2021
I challenge @GOPChairwoman to name a single pro-LGBTQ policy supported by the group of fascists she represents https://t.co/4ZO4OPs888
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) June 3, 2021
GOP leader says her party will “balance protections for LGBTQ Americans and those with deeply held religious beliefs.”
Doesn’t she know that many LGBTQ Americans have deeply held religious beliefs? https://t.co/S7eFGPTh4o
— davidrlurie (@davidrlurie) June 3, 2021
Keep the words “Happy Pride” out of your mouth.
You’ve done nothing to stop the wave of anti-trans legislation this year.
You did nothing to stop Trumps anti-LGBTQ actions during his ONE term Presidency.
We SEE you, Ronna.
— TrumpsTaxes (@TrumpsTaxes) June 3, 2021
While you actively pass laws to discriminate against us. Spare me, Ronna. https://t.co/Npein7D4us
— Michael Londra (@michaellondra) June 4, 2021
8 of your governors have signed into law that trans girls and women cannot play high school & college sports on girls’/women’s teams.
One did it on the VERY FIRST DAY of Pride Month.
Miss us with your hypocrisy.
Religion shouldn’t trump another person’s right to be who they are.
— Cathy Pegau📚🌈The Demon Equilibrium out Nov. 2021 (@CathyPegau) June 3, 2021
What a joke. Honestly, does anyone fall for this shit?? The Republican Party has fought progress every step of the way for LGBTQ+ people. Fuck off. https://t.co/3e7DRoxCF4
— Ari Solomon (@VeganAri) June 3, 2021
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