Maxine Waters: Dems Will Protect LGBTQ Community from Republican 'Anti-Gay Movement'
'What we’re experiencing now with this anti-gay movement is beyond the pale'
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) has vowed that Democrats will protect the LGBTQ community from, what she called, the Republicans’ “anti-gay movement.”
During an interview on MSNBC’s “The Sunday Show,” Jonathan Capehart asked:
“I would love to get your reaction to the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ insanity but also the moves by Florida and other states to infringe on the rights of the LGBTQ community?”
“You know, what we’re experiencing now with this anti-gay movement is beyond the pale. Many of them have family members who are gay.
"Many of them have family members who do not agree with them.”
“We just have to stand up as legislators.
"We have to resist it."
"We have to organize. We have to support, particularly our young people who are threatened oftentimes by them," Waters said.
"I have been involved with support for the gay community, for the LGBTQ community for years, and I continue to do it," she added.
"When I first got started, it was young people being deserted by their families years ago."
"We’ve come a long way.
"We’re not going to give up," Waters continued.
"We’re not going to give in to this insanity."
"We’re going to continue to fight, to stand up, and to show the young people and the gay community that they are loved by so many of us."
"We are going to do everything that we can to protect them and work with them.”