Mary Fallin, Oklahoma’s goose-stepping anti-LGBT bigot governor, wants y’all to know that the GOP platform to be introduced at this year’s Republican National Clusterf**k isn’t at all homophobic or anti-LGBT.
The platform says that marriage should still be between a man and woman; it says that children should be raised in “traditional” i.e. heterosexual, homes; it says that parents can force their LGBT children to undergo “conversion therapy”.
But, yeah, Mary, it’s not anti-LGBT is it? And she says, ‘No,’ because, … wait for it … there were “gay people on the committee” that drafted it.
Well, not gay people, but one gay person; that lone gay voice was Rachel Hoff Rachel. The first — and no doubt last — openly gay person to sit on the Republican Party’s Platform Committee.
Hoff, a delegate from the District of Columbia, offered an amendment to the Republican platform that would have encouraged a “thoughtful conversation” within the party on same-sex marriage; it received just 30 votes from the 112-member committee.
You know, because the GOP Hates fags.
But, back to Mary Fallin, who declared the GOP isn’t anti-LGBT because there’s one gay on the committee — out of 122 members so did she really have a chance — and then who also said:
“We’re an inclusive party; we’re a big tent. The main thing is: We think all human beings, no matter who you are, deserve respect, deserve equal treatment, and should be respected in all that we do, and be respected.”
Unless you’re a gay woman on the committee, or a gay person in America.
Or an immigrant.
Or a woman.
Or a Muslim.
Or the Middle Class.
Or an environmentalist.