Left-wing org hosts 2020 Democrats in special forum for LGBT issues
March 20, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — The Democrats vying to become America’s next president will have an opportunity to compete for pro-LGBT activists’ votes next fall with a candidate forum dedicated exclusively to homosexual and transgender issues.
The UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and the left-wing Human Rights Campaign’s HRC Foundation will host a 2020 Presidential Candidates Forum on October 10, 2019, HRC announced Tuesday. The event will be held in UCLA’s Royce Hall, on the eve of National Coming Out Day.
“If any LGBTQ person were to take a cross-country drive from HRC headquarters in Washington, D.C., to UCLA’s campus, their rights and protections under the law would change dozens of times at every city line and state border,” HRC President Chad Griffin claimed. “Millions of LGBTQ people will have their rights on the ballot in 2020 — but today we are also a powerful voting bloc that will help determine the outcome. We’re excited to partner with UCLA Luskin and create an opportunity to hear candidates’ agendas for moving equality forward.”
Issues likely to be discussed at the event include whether to let individuals with gender dysphoria serve in the military, banning therapy for unwanted homosexual attraction, bullying, letting gender-confused males into female restrooms and lockers, same-sex adoption, and LGBT “anti-discrimination” legislation.
Candidate attendance has yet to be finalized but will be determined by the same standard used for other presidential primary debates: a candidate must either receive at least 1% of the vote in three different national polls or receive donations from 65,000 different people across twenty different states.
The Daily Caller notes that based on these criteria, qualifying candidates would include Sens. Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, and Amy Klobuchar; Rep. Beto O’Rourke; Colorado’s Gov. John Hickenlooper; and openly homosexual South Bend, Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg.
Every current member of the Democrat field is a dutiful supporter of the LGBT agenda, from Booker and Harris grilling judicial nominees on their commitment to same-sex “marriage” and Warren advocating that homosexuals be allowed to donate blood despite increased risks of HIV to Sanders’s support for transgender bathrooms and military service and O’Rourke’s 2011 accusation that a Catholic priest arguing against same-sex “marriage” had lost the “moral high ground in this debate” due to the Church abuse scandal.