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Josh Hawley Gets Pelted With Online Mockery After Claiming There’s Only ‘One Gender’

Did you know that there’s really only one gender and that anything contradictory to that is “transgender propaganda”?

That’s what Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) is claiming in a fundraising email he sent out.

According to HuffPost:

The conservative lawmaker and running enthusiast recently sent a fundraising email that suggested teaching children about more than one gender was “transgender propaganda.” Any more than that goes “against nature, science and common sense.”

It probably won’t surprise you to learn that this isn’t the first time Hawley has made incredibly bigoted and disgusting remarks about members of the LGBTQ community.

During a Senate hearing in July, Hawley browbeat a law professor.

A UC Berkeley law professor told Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley that his line of questioning was “transphobic” during a Senate hearing related to abortion rights Tuesday.

The tense exchange began when Hawley, 42, asked Khiara Bridges, an expert in race and reproductive rights, for clarification regarding a comment she made about “people with the capacity for pregnancy.”

The Missouri Republican has also whined that masculinity is under attack in the United States:

In a keynote speech at the National Conservatism Conference last month, Hawley accused the political left of seeking to redefine traditional masculinity as toxic, and called for a “revival of strong and healthy manhood in America.”

“This is an effort that the left has been at for years now and they have had alarming success,” he said. “American men are working less, they are getting married in fewer numbers, they’re fathering fewer children, they’re suffering more anxiety and depression, they’re engaging in more substance abuse.”

For his “one gender” ignorance, Hawley was ripped all over social media.

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Buttigieg Slams Rubio For Saying That Protecting Same-Sex Marriage Is A ‘Stupid Waste Of Time’

Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttgieg slammed Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) for claiming that it’s a “stupid waste of time” for Congress to pass legislation that would protect same-sex marriage from any future Supreme Court ruling, noting that Rubio always has time to attack Disney but isn’t willing to do a damn thing to protect his LGBTQ constituents.

Appearing on CNN, Buttigieg noted:

“If he’s got time to fight against Disney, I don’t know why he wouldn’t have time to help safeguard marriages like mine. But this is really, really important to a lot of people. It’s certainly important to me.”

Buttigieg then used an example from his own marriage to his husband, Chasten:

“I started my day as I tried to do on weekends, I tried to give Chasten a little bit of a break and do breakfast with both of our our twins. And that alone is no small thing as every parent with small kids knows.

“It was one of those days where the tray table wasn’t quite fitting into the highchair and I’m trying to make sure that they’re busy enough with their little cereal puffs to give me enough time to chop up the banana and get the formula ready. And it just, I don’t know that half hour in the morning had me thinking about how much I depend on and count on my spouse every day.”

It’s a matter of equality and fairness, Buttigieg argued:

“Our marriage deserves to be treated equally. And I don’t know why this would be hard for a senator or a congressman. I don’t understand how such a majority of House Republicans voted no on our marriage as recently as Tuesday, hours after I was in a room with a lot of them, talking about transportation policy, having what I thought were perfectly normal conversations with many of them on that subject only for them to go around the corner and say that the my marriage doesn’t deserve to continue.”

Last Tuesday, the House of Representatives voted 267-157 to protect same-sex marriage at the federal and state level. All of the 157 votes opposed to the legislation came from Republicans.

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Lauren Boebert: Roe v. Wade Doesn’t Affect The LGBTQ Community Because They ‘Can’t Get Pregnant’

Every time you read about Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO), you probably wonder, “She cannot possibly get any dumber, can she?”

But as we’ve all learned since Boebert arrived in Congress two years ago, she does indeed get dumber, less informed, and clownish.

Today Lauren is weighing in on the issue of abortion and LGBTQ rights, two subjects she is wildly ignorant about.

After the House voted yesterday to codify same-sex marriage into federal law (with 47 Republicans crossing the aisle and voting with Democrats), Boebert went on television and said she couldn’t understand how the overturning of Roe v. Wade by the U.S. Supreme Court affected LGBTQ Americans because they can’t even get pregnant:

“I’m sorry, but if you’re not able to have a child, how does [the repeal of Roe vs. Wade] actually impact you?”

Clearly, Boebert didn’t bother to read (assuming she can actually read and comprehend) the concurring opinion from Justice Clarence Thomas in the SCOTUS decision that struck down Roe. If she had, she would have seen this:

“In future cases, we should reconsider all of this Court’s substantive due process precedents, including Griswold, Lawrence, and Obergefell. Because any substantive due process decision is ‘demonstrably erroneous’ … we have a duty to ‘correct the error’ established in those precedents … After overruling these demonstrably erroneous decisions, the question would remain whether other constitutional provisions guarantee the myriad rights that our substantive due process cases have generated.”

Obergefell was the decision which made same-sex marriage in the United States, and yet Thomas wants it overturned, too.

So how does Roe affect LGBTQ Americans? It’s all a matter of privacy, which the current conservative majority on the high court seems to think none of us have a right to privacy.

Twitter quickly took over and gave Boebert the mockery and humiliation she so richly deserved.

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Jim Jordan: Efforts To Protect Same-Sex Marriage Are Really An ‘Attempt To Intimidate The Supreme Court’

The U.S. House of Representatives voted today that would make same-sex marriage protected under federal law.

CNN reports:

The bipartisan final vote was 267 to 157 with 47 Republicans joining with Democrats to vote for the bill. It’s not clear, however, whether the bill can pass the Senate where at least 10 Republicans would need to join with Democrats to overcome the filibuster’s 60-vote threshold.

The vote comes amid fears among Democrats that the conservative majority on the Supreme Court could take aim at same-sex marriage in the future, after the high court overturned Roe v. Wade in a highly consequential reversal of longstanding legal precedent.

The bill — called the Respect for Marriage Act — was introduced by Democratic Rep. Jerry Nadler of New York, the chair of the House Judiciary Committee.

But according to Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), who claims he graduated from law school (but never took the bar exam), the real purpose of the legislation was to “intimidate” the U.S. Supreme Court:

“We thought the Democrats were obsessed with President Trump, but Justice Thomas is a close second. This bill is simply the latest installment of the Democrats’ campaign to delegitimize and attempt to intimidate the United States Supreme Court.”

The reference to Justice Clarence Thomas is because Thomas has already said that since the Constitution doesn’t specifically mention same-sex marriage, then there is no legal right to be married if you’re gay.

Now that we have seen the six-judge conservative majority on the Supreme Court strike down a right that had been protected for nearly 50 years with their absurd ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization it’s only a matter of time before other once-protected rights are also on the chopping block. If you doubt that, just consider these words from none other than Clarence Thomas as part of his concurring opinion in Dobbs:

“In future cases, we should reconsider all of this Court’s substantive due process precedents, including Griswold, Lawrence, and Obergefell. Because any substantive due process decision is ‘demonstrably erroneous’ … we have a duty to ‘correct the error’ established in those precedents … After overruling these demonstrably erroneous decisions, the question would remain whether other constitutional provisions guarantee the myriad rights that our substantive due process cases have generated.”

Obergefell is a reference to the case that made same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states.

How is passing legislation (which just so happens to be the job of Congress) to protect others the least bit intimidating to Supreme Court justices?

Here’s an idea: If any of the justices feel the least bit threatened, they can hand in their resignations right now and be replaced.

Jordan, on the other hand, can go straight to hell.

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WATCH: Right-Wing TV Host Has Complete Meltdown Over LGBTQ Pride Flag

You probably know that June is LGBTQ Pride Month. If you’re like most Americans, you’re fine with people celebrating their sexuality and individuality. After all, being free to be who you want to be is part of what’s great about living in the United States.

Or at least it used to be before failed, one-term former president Donald Trump made it socially acceptable among some on the right to hate anyone the least bit different who didn’t come across as white, Anglo-Saxon, Protestant, and (most importantly) Republican.

The uber-conservatives of today’s United States think only they have the right to exist and everyone else needs to either pack up their shit and leave or at least sit quietly and not complain if they’re treated like shit by the “real” Americans.

Take, for example, Alison Steinberg, a host for One America News (OAN), which makes Fox look like journalism.

Steinberg, according to Mediaite, got worked up over a pride flag flying over Huntington Beach:

“Guess what I came home to be greeted with?” Steinberg said while pointing to the flag. “This f*cking bullsh*t.”

But that was just the beginning of the fire-breathing hatred Steinberg decided to fart out of her piehole:

“What the hell is that? Huntington Beach is the town of good ol’ fashioned, hard-working American people! People that worked all through the Covid lockdowns. Yes, that’s right! Huntington Beach never shut down through any of the Covid nonsense f*ckery. And now we’re peddling this garbage!? What the hell is this? The only flag that should be up there is the American flag. This is a disgrace to our city and it should be taken down immediately! Whoever the hell is running this town needs to be fired! Make America great again! Make Huntington Beach great again.”

Wanna know when Huntington Beach will be “great again,” Alison? The minute to vacate the freaking premises!