America’s first gay governor weighs in on Republican led LGBTQ+ onslaught
Fresh of our report last week of Kristi Noem getting called out for her blatant hypocrisy, the first out gay Governor, Jared Polis of Colorado, has called the Republican anti-LGBTQ+ policies Un-American and accused the party of overreach saying that the population have accepted LGBTQ+ people a long time ago.
Governor Polis criticised the GOP for latching onto an issue that according to him “the American people have long move past” and continued: “Look, words matter. Laws matter. When a group of people, LGBTQ youth, feel targeted by the words and laws that some politicians espouse, of course, it can increase anxiety, depression.”
He didn’t stop there, coming down hard against the politicising of LGBTQ+ lifestyles, saying: “These hard policies about saying certain youth can’t play sports, and certain people aren’t allowed in certain places, or micromanaging what restroom people use and mandating what they do are really, frankly, un-American and are an example of Republican overreach, which will ultimately hurt their party, if they can’t espouse the full diversity of the American people.”
Why the Republicans have taken aim at LGBTQ+ for political gain is anyone’s guess but here is Polis talking about it with Dana Bash on CNN, it’s around the 5 minute mark that he speaks about Noem and the Republican policies.