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A Notorious Anti-LGBTQ+ Politician Was Just Elected To Congress — And Activists Are Already Fighting Back

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In contrast, Bishop, who had the support of President Trump , described himself in campaign ads as "pro-life, pro-gun, [and] pro-wall.

" The 9th district seat was vacated after the 2018 election was overturned due to a voter fraud scheme that involved absentee ballots.

The politician has repeatedly attempted to undermine anti-discrimination laws, and is most widely known as the architect and lead sponsor of the transphobic House Bill 2 (HB2), also known as the "bathroom bill.

" Moreover, in emails unearthed in July after the North Carolina news site Real Facts NC filed a public records request , he bizarrely compared his efforts to undermine LGBTQ+ rights to the work of Oskar Schindler, the German businessman and Nazi Party member who bribed SS officers in order to keep his Jewish workers alive.

"Given the damage that Dan Bishop has done, it's inconceivable that he was rewarded with being elected to Congress," Kendra Johnson, executive director of Equality North Carolina, told MTV News.

HB2 passed in early 2016, and was later signed by then-governor Pat McCrory, a Republican; it made it so that anyone in the state was banned from using bathrooms and other facilities that weren't designated for the sex assigned to their birth certificate, a clear effort to keep transgender people out of shared public spaces.

"Dan McCready nearly pulled off an upset in a congressional district controlled by Republicans for almost five decades and that went for Trump by double digits in 2016," HRC press secretary Charlotte Clymer pointed out to MTV News.

出典: A Notorious Anti-LGBTQ+ Politician Was Just Elected To Congress — And Activists Are Already Fighting Back MTV


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