MSNBC host gave a heartbreaking speech towards the newly-elected American Vice-President Mike Pence and his anti-LGBT policy. She accused the MP of lying to people of Indiana in 2013 on an application for a marriage license, which only had space for one man and one woman.
“So, ultimately, marriage equality becomes the law of the land everywhere thanks to the Supreme Court, but in Indiana, under Mike Pence, gay couples faced 18 months in prison and $10,000 for applying to get married. Just applying to married put you in jail under Mike Pence,” the host said.
She went on: “When the Republican party picked as their nominee this year Donald Trump, a man who has honestly kind of a confusing, incoherent position on a lot of culture war issues, including gay rights, you would think it would’ve been really huge news. You’d think it would’ve been an acute point of focus in this campaign when the Republican presidential nominee — who has this strange, sort of hard to follow, internally contradictory set of policies on these issues — he picked as his running mate the most vociferously and consistently anti-gay statewide elected official in the country”.
At the end she concluded: “Mike Pence said you should not only take away money from HIV and AIDS programs, he said AIDS funding should be taken away from serving people with HIV and AIDS because instead it should be diverted into government-funded programs designed to cure people from being gay, to try to fix gay people.That’s what the government should spend its money on — not this AIDS stuff. Mike Pence is really, really out there. ”