Today, HRC unveiled a billboard on U.S. 360 West, on the way to the location of tonight’s vice presidential debate, warning of Gov. Mike Pence’s anti-LGBTQ record as Governor of Indiana and a Member of Congress.
The billboard reads: “Mike Pence’s hateful politics… bad for Indiana, bad for our country. #LoveTrumpsHate”.
HRC also released a new video detailing Pence’s longstanding animus toward the LGBTQ community.
HRC President Chad Griffin will be attending tonight’s debate.
Pence became a national disgrace in 2015, for his “license to discriminate” bill that could have allowed businesses to deny service to LGBTQ people — and subsequently defending the bill over an outcry from the business community and a majority of Hoosier voters. In a now notorious interview with ABC last year, Pence refused to answer eight separate times when asked whether businesses should be able to discriminate against LGBTQ people.
Pence also opposes marriage equality and Department of Education guidelines supporting transgender students. When serving in Congress, he voted against the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, calling it a “radical social agenda.”
For more information on Pence’s anti-LGBTQ record, click here.
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