There was a time during former President Barack Obama’s presidency where most Americans were comforted by the fact that America was moving forward and embracing the LGBT community and their rights with open arms. Unfortunately under Donald Trump, that community is in danger once again, as the idiot in the White House brings new life to bigotry and is willing to defend it at all costs.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders made this perfectly clear during a press briefing yesterday when she announced that Trump thinks it’s perfectly fine for businesses to hang anti-gay signs to advertise the fact that they don’t serve LGBT customers. This discussion was promoted by the closing of the Masterpiece Cakeshop case , in which a baker in Colorado argued to the Supreme Court that his religion gives him the right to refuse service to gay people. When reporters confronted Huckabee Sanders on what this means for Trump, America got quite the disturbing response.
The New York Times‘s Michael Shear asked:
“The lawyer for the solicitor general’s office for the administration said today in the Supreme Court if it would be legal, possible for a baker to put a sign in his window saying we don’t bake cakes for gay weddings. Does the president agree that that would be ok?”
Huckabee Sanders responded:
“The president certainly supports religious liberty and that’s something he talked about during the campaign and has upheld since taking office.”
When Huckabee Sanders was asked if that included supporting signage that denies service to LGBT individuals, Huckabee Sanders said, “I believe that would include that.”
You can watch this terrible moment below:
.@PressSec says that @realDonaldTrump‘s support of “religious liberty” would include a baker putting a sign in the window saying, “We don’t bake cakes for gay weddings” #MasterpieceCakeshop pic.twitter.com/BES376f2V8
— GLAAD (@glaad) December 5, 2017
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