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GOP Rep. Blasted For Using Gay Stereotypes To Defend Voting Against LGBTQ Rights Bill

GOP Rep. Blasted For Using Gay Stereotypes To Defend Voting Against LGBTQ Rights Bill
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Republican Representative Lauren Boebert is being lambasted for public statements that used a homophobic stereotype as a defense for her voting against an LGBTQ rights bill.

Before trafficking in transphobic hysteria to attack the Equality Act like many of her GOP colleagues, Boebert made the timeworn claim that gay men aren't real men.

Addressing a press gaggle, Boebert claimed to be "proud" that she was "raising her sons to be men," whatever that means.

Boebert also tweeted the statement along with a claim that Democrats want the federal government to "define gender."

The Equality Act, one of the most sweeping pieces of LGBTQ rights legislation in history, prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in employment, housing, education, public accommodations, credit, jury service, and other areas.

Flanked by other right-wing extremists like Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, Boebert appeared before a press gaggle to rail against what she called the "Inequality Act." After making her claim that gay men aren't real men, Boebert pivoted to hysterically decrying transgender healthcare procedures and "boys pretending to be girls leering at [our daughters] in the girls' locker room."

In another tweet, she also called the Equality Act an attack on religious freedom.

Boebert, the mother of four sons, is a far-right radical and fervent supporter of former Republican President Donald Trump.

She is suspected by many to have been involved in the planning of the January 6 coup attempt at the Capitol, and is so fanatical in her dedication to the second amendment that she has insisted on bringing firearms onto the House floor in the wake of that insurrection.

Like her close ally Taylor Greene, Boebert has been linked to the bizarre Q Anon conspiracy theory, though Boebert has publicly disavowed the movement since being elected.

On Twitter, people were disgusted by Boebert's rhetoric.

Shortly after the Equality Act passed the House despite Boebert's hysterical objections, the tour of the Capitol she gave the day before the January 6 riot was referred to the Department of Justice for criminal investigation.