Republican Lawmaker Who Compared Gay People to Rapists Faces Lesbian in Re-Election

Earlier this month, Republican lawmaker Jason Lewis made disparaging comments about the LGBTQ+ community on his nationally syndicated radio program, The Jason Lewis Show. On his show he said:


"The law, the Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution, simply means this: that people who find themselves in similar circumstances must be treated in a similar way… you must discriminate against all smokers, you must discriminate against all rapists. So if the law says that we're not going to allow three people to marry, then you've got to treat everybody the same way. No three people can marry. Same is true for gay marriage."

On the same radio talk show, he claimed that gay marriage leads to incest and that discrimination against gay people can't exist because "our gay friends have incomes that are much higher than the median." However, this coming midterm election, Lewis faces a strong LGBTQ+ rights activist. Democrat Angie Craig, who ran unopposed to challenge Lewis, was confirmed as the party's pick for the Democratic primary this past Tuesday. If she wins in November, she will become the first LGBTQ+ member of Congress from Minnesota, she is backed by the LGBTQ Victory Fund.

Her site's bio explains:

"Raised by a single mom in a mobile home park, Angie Craig never expected to run for Congress. … Angie is running for Congress to build a better Minnesota- where every member of every family gets a fair shot at an outstanding education, a good job, and a better life."

Make sure to vote in your midterm elections to make a difference.

h/t: PinkNews, Inver Hills News

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