Monday, April 18, 2016

Kasich On LGBTs Fighting Discrimination: "Can You Just For A Second Get Over It?"

Ohio Gov. John Kasich, in an interview with CNN's Dana Bash yesterday, was asked whether he would do anything to stop the current flood of "religious liberty" laws that are targeting LGBTs across the country.

His answer? No.

And in his answer Kasich said, "If you feel as though somebody is doing something wrong against you, can you just for a second get over it?”

Mind you - in Kasich's homestate of Ohio, you can be fired for being gay.

TJ Helmstetter, spokesman for the Democratic National Committee, issued a statement calling the governor out which read in part:

“John Kasich can’t have it both ways. Either you’re for discrimination, or you’re against it. To tell LGBT victims of discrimination to ‘just relax’ and ‘get over it’ is disrespectful, outrageous, and not the kind of leadership expected from a credible presidential candidate. Kasich can continue trying to put a friendly face on his party’s discriminatory policies, but the fact remains that his own state remains a minefield for LGBT people who can still be fired for being who they are. As governor, Kasich has done nothing to help end discrimination against LGBT employees, and he was the final obstacle preventing marriage equality in Ohio before the Supreme Court’s decision. Trump and Cruz may make a lot of people look reasonable by comparison, but Kasich is no ‘moderate.’ He’s certainly no friend to the LGBT community.” – TJ Helmstetter, DNC spokesperson

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