Mayor Pete On Ellen: Mike Pence Should Say He Has Changed His Mind And Backs LGBT Protections [VIDEO]

USA Today reports:

In a taped appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” scheduled to air Friday, Pete Buttigieg responded to Pence’s accusation that he criticized the vice president’s faith when he said the “Mike Pences” of the world should understand that he didn’t choose to be gay.

‘“I’m not critical of his faith; I’m critical of bad policies,” Buttigieg said. “I don’t have a problem with religion. I’m religious, too. I have a problem with religion being used as a justification to harm people and especially in the LGBTQ community.” He noted that there’s no federal law that expressly prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Buttigieg said he’s “not interested in feuding” with Pence. “But if he wanted to clear this up,” he continued, “he could come out today and say he’s changed his mind, that it shouldn’t be legal to discriminate against anybody in this country for who they are.”

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