Democratic Candidates Are Out of Touch on Gender

Sen. Kamala Harris attends the Pride Parade in San Francisco, Calif., June 30, 2019. (Stephen Lam/Reuters)
A run-down of the Democrats’ LGBT-rights strategy.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE L ast week’s Democratic debate was nearly three hours long, and candidates answered questions on a range of topics including health care, gun control, civil rights, and education. They did not discuss LGBT issues — which is probably just as well. So far, not a single Democratic presidential candidate has demonstrated an understanding of two basic facts.

First: that each letter of “LGBT,” etc., and the interest group it claims to represent, is distinct. Second: that today’s tirade of alphabet activism is far removed from the historic gay-rights movement which fought for sexual minorities to have access to basic health care, the

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