NBC News reports:
Hillary Clinton slammed President Donald Trump’s administration for what she said were moves against LGBT rights during a fundraiser for an LGBT community center in New York City on Thursday.
“Each time this administration elevates an outspoken opponent of LGBT equality — sometimes in particularly cruel ways like replacing the first openly gay Secretary of the Army with someone who called being transgender a ‘disease’ — I picture all of the joyful, beaming couples that I’ve met across our country … who are so excited to get married, start a family, and begin their lives together,” Clinton said, referring to Trump’s pick of Mark Green for the post.
“It’s not just here in our country that we’re seeing clouds gathering on the horizon,” Clinton said. “The US government — yes, this government — must demand an end to the persecution of gay men in Russia,” she said. Clinton said that while some changes of the new administration may seem small, they matter to those affected. “Others carry historic significance, like the future of the Supreme Court,” Clinton said.
So far UN Ambassador Nikki Haley is the only top Trump administration official to speak out on Chechnya. Clinton closed her speech with her famous line, “Gay rights are human right and human rights are gay rights!”