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The Fight Goes On: Hillary Clinton Condemns ‘Outrageous’ Anti-LGBT Laws In New Campaign Video

The US presidential hopeful, Hillary Clinton, has criticised LGBT discrimination laws (and views) that still exists in certain parts of the US.

The fight goes onEvery American deserves to live free from discrimination—no matter who they are or who they love.

Posted by Hillary Clinton on Sunday, 10 April 2016


In a response to the recent anti-LGBT law changes in Mississippi and North Carolina, Clinton’s new video pulls together her comments on LGBT rights and the bigotry often faced by the community.

I’ll fight to end discrimination wherever it occurs. It is outrageous that in 2015 you can still be fired for being gay, you can still lose your home for being gay, you can even be denied a wedding cake for being gay, and this kind of discrimination goes against everything we stand for as a country.”

The video also quotes from her famous 2011 speech to the UN, during which she proclaimed that “Gay rights are human rights, and human rights are gay rights.”

She also reminds voters that it was she who made it possible for trans Americans to change the gender on their passports during her time as Secretary of State.

Bernie Sanders, last week promised to overturn the laws if elected President.

Talking The View, he said

As president of the United States, I would do everything I can do to overturn those outrageous decisions by Mississippi and North Carolina. We have gone too far as a nation. God knows we have seen so much discrimination in our history.

What we are trying to do is say, ‘You have your political views. That’s fine,’… But I hope we remember what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. told us. You judge people on their character, not on the colour of their skin. And I would add to that not on their gender or sexual orientation.”


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American Idol Runner-Up ‘Doesn’t Agree’ With The LGBT ‘Lifestyle’

American Idol finalist La’Porsha Ranae has expressed her opinion that she doesn’t agree with their “lifestyle” or “life choices.”

The runner-up of the recently-concluded Idol series, was asked about her hometown, Mississippi new anti-LGBT bill on a conference call with the press, Jezebel reports.

Her response raised many eyebrows:

This is how I feel about the LGBT community: They are people just like us. They’re not animals as someone stated before. They’re people with feelings. Although all of us may not agree with that particular lifestyle for religious reasons, whatever the reason is, you still treat each other with respect. Everybody is a human being. We should be able to coexist with one another.”

Her follow-up statement didn’t help matters:

I am one of the people who don’t really agree with that lifestyle. I wasn’t brought up that way. It wasn’t how I was raised. But I do have a lot of friends and a lot of people that I love dearly who are gay and homosexual and they’re such sweet, nice people. We should just respect each other’s differences and opinions and move on.”

Then a tweet from Ranae demonstrated how sold she is on the concept of people choosing to be gay or bisexual.

A number of businesses and celebrities, including Ellen DeGeneres, have slammed the state for passing the bill.

Rachel Maddow Warns That Mississippi New Anti-LGBT Law Could Cost The State Billions

Out TV host, Rachel Maddow, broke the news at the end of last week that Mississippi faces the threat of losing federal funding for transport, housing and urban development, because of the state’s new new anti-LGBT ‘religious freedom’ law.

On her show, she said the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the Department of Transportation were both “evaluating” their position on Mississippi’s new law.

If these agencies find that Mississippi is in violation of federal non-discrimination policies, then Mississippi, too, like North Carolina, they could use billions of federal dollars, which North Carolina cannot afford, but which Mississippi desperately cannot afford.”

While the process is expected to take some months, the state could effectively lose aid if it is found that it goes against federal protections.

It is also been reported that North Carolina could face a similar fate.

Ellen Degeneres Slams Mississippi’s New Religious Discrimination Law (Video)

Ellen Degeneres is making a stand against the recent spate of laws allowing discrimination against LGBT people in America.

Ellen Degeneres Slams Mississippi’s

Speaking on her show this, Degeneres addressed Mississippi‘s new law on and the impact it has on us all.

Now, I’m not a political person, I’m really not. But this is not politics this is human rights.And I mean, when I see something wrong, I have to talk about it. It’s the same thing that I do when I see men wearing Spandex in line at Starbucks. It’s wrong and I need to discuss it.”

Mississippi’s religious freedom bill, which was passed earlier this week, allows businesses to discriminate against LGBT people.

However, unlike bills passed in other states, Mississippi’s House Bill 1523 only protects people with anti-LGBT religious views, making it the most anti-LGBT bill to date.

It states that it’s acceptable to discriminate someone who identifies as LGBT, if the view is held that marriage should only be between a man and a woman, sex should only happen in marriage and male and female refer only to someone’s anatomy.

Watch Ellen take a stand against bigotry below.

Watch | Lesbian Couples Fight For Same-Sex Marriage in Mississippi

Same-sex marriages is now available in 75% America, but the battle needs more momentum, especially in the South.

However, do not fear, as the same-sex marriage movement is alive and well, even in Mississippi.

Andrea Sanders and Rebecca Bickett are one of two lesbian couples fighting to overturn the state’s same-sex marriage ban.

Watch their story…