Mayor Pete Buttigieg on LGBTQ Rights

Most notable in Buttigieg’s stance on LGBTQ Rights, is his own role as an openly gay man. He married his husband, Chasten on June 18, 2018.

Further, in a speech at the LGBTQ Victory Fund National Champagne Brunch on April 7, 2019, Buttigieg said:

“The struggle is not over when states like my own home state of Indiana don’t even have hate crime legislation. The struggle is not over when in so many parts of the country it’s perfectly legal to fire somebody because of who they are and who they love. It must change.” He said he would also push to overturn President Trump’s ban on transgender service members in the military.

In the speech, he also tied his religion and sexuality, saying in response to Vice President Pence’s religiously motivated anti-LGBTQ stances:

“My marriage to Chasten has made me a better man and yes, Mr. Vice President, it has moved me closer to God.”

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