The Hill reports:
Chasten Buttigieg, the husband of 2020 presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, fired back at a White House aide who argued Vice President Pence couldn’t be “anti-gay” because he was having lunch with the openly gay leader of Ireland.
As governor of Indiana, Pence signed a religious freedom law that was criticized as a pathway to legal anti-LGBTQ discrimination. As a member of Congress, Pence supported a constitutional amendment against same-sex marriage.
Judd Deere’s tweet was met with thousands of responses from social media users who criticized the suggestion that dining with Varadkar meant Pence was not anti-LGBT.
Deere is a proud homocon, of course.
I’ve sat at tables with people who would gladly deny me the right to marry, who openly support conversion therapy, and who adamantly believe being gay is a choice. Doesn’t mean they’re any less homophobic because we shared a meal. https://t.co/cECWvnFUUV
— Chasten Buttigieg (@Chas10Buttigieg) September 3, 2019
Here for the ratio! And to make sure you’re aware that this is a trash tweet defending a person responsible for gay men dying from AIDS an causing an HIV outbreak in Indiana because of his hate. Shame on you. And yeah, I know you’re shameless.
— Brian Sims (@BrianSimsPA) September 3, 2019
The saddest part about this tweet is that you’re serious. Yes, he’s the most anti-gay politician in America no matter who he fucking has lunch with. And you thinking having lunch with a gay couple erases a lifetime of homophobia/hatred is pitiful.
— Andrew Wortman (@AmoneyResists) September 3, 2019
Mike Pence isn’t anti-gay, he just didn’t think same-sex couples should have the right to visit their dying partner in the hospital.
— Marie Connor (@thistallawkgirl) September 3, 2019
Yeah, where would anyone get the idea that Mike Pence is anti-gay?
Other than his lifelong career of supporting discrimination against LGBT folks?
Trump: “Don’t ask that guy — he wants to hang them all!”https://t.co/0e5htmMLRT
— Blue Bee (@Blue_Bee_pllntr) September 3, 2019
I point you, Judd, to everything he’s basically every done. https://t.co/Ktd7N2gVQZ
— Jimmy St. Gall Ündesnii Baatar Stagger (@RadioStagger) September 3, 2019