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8/16/2019

Log Cabin Republicans Endorse Trump For 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dana @ 7:56 am

[guest post by Dana]

This comes after declining to endorse Trump in the 2016 elections because his advisers had “a record of opposing LGBT equality”:

Log Cabin Republicans Chairman Robert Kabel and Vice Chairwoman Jill Homan argued in a Washington Post op-ed on Friday that Trump has helped remove LGBTQ rights as a wedge issue in the GOP, citing his administration’s policies on ending the spread of HIV/AIDS as well as his push to get other countries to conform to modern human rights standards.

The leaders also cited Trump’s appointment of Richard Grenell, who is openly gay, as U.S. ambassador to Germany.

“While we do not agree with every policy or platform position presented by the White House or the Republican Party, we share a commitment to individual responsibility, personal freedom and a strong national defense,” Kabel and Homan wrote.

In the op-ed, the nation’s largest grassroots organization representing LGBT conservatives and allies, said:

Trump met his commitments to LGBTQ Americans. He has our endorsement.

Moreover, some gays see Trump as part of a “more-evolved generation of Republicans,” and that is something they can support:

Trump waved the rainbow flag at a campaign rally, entered office fine with same-sex marriage, and just recently said it was “great” to see Pete Buttigieg, an openly gay married man, running for president. The president said he had “no problem with it whatsoever.”

It’s very clear that when it comes to gay issues, Trump represents a new, more-evolved generation of Republicans. As Log Cabin acknowledges in their op-ed, a few Trump administration policies such as the transgender military ban stand out as exceptions to the rule in an otherwise good record…

–Dana

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