07 November 2014

Anti-Gay Candidates Won in the US Election

Anti-Gay Wins
This week is a joyous period for anti-gay advocates in the United States after the midterm election results showed most of those who oppose same-sex marriage were voted overwhelmingly by the public.

Overall, the voters handed the control of the Senate to the traditionally-minded Republicans, but the bigger news is that the voters also gave their approval to many staunch anti-gay lawmakers and governors.

Among the big survivors was Republican Senator Pat Roberts of Kansas, who until just a few weeks ago looked seriously endangered by an upstart campaign launched by businessman Greg Orman who declared himself an independent. In the end, however, Mr Orman fell short. Roberts has proudly voted in the affirmative on the proposed constitutional ban of same-sex marriage.

Greg Abbott was elected Governor of Texas with nearly 60 percent of the vote compared to the dismal numbers of Wendy Davis. As Texas Attorney General, Abbott defended the state's ban on same-sex marriage because it ensured the "survival of the human race."

Kansas re-elected Governor Sam Brownback with 49 percent of the vote. He edged out Democrat Paul Davis. Brownback has earned millions of praises from the public after he consistently received a zero score by the Human Rights Campaign on lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender (LGBT) issues.

Joni Ernst won election to the U.S. Senate from Iowa Tuesday evening. Ernst, a Republican, said she would vote for a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage in the U.S. She convincingly defeated Democrat Bruce Braley with 52 percent of the vote.

Thom Tillis won the race for U.S. Senate in North Carolina. Tillis received thousands of dollars in donation from the famous anti-gay group, National Organization for Marriage (NOM). The victory proves that NOM is still a significant institution to reckon with and has a good number of silent supporters that LGBT groups tried to belittle.

Meanwhile, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi cruised to re-election. Bondi has steadfastly defended the state's ban on same-sex marriage.

Maine Governor Paul LePage defeated Democratic Rep. Mike Michaud, who arrogantly thought he coule be the first openly gay person elected governor in the traditional United States.

Nevada Assembly Democratic incumbent Mike Sprinkle crushed the ambitious hope of candidate Lauren Scott, who thought he had a dream to become the “first openly trans person elected to state office in the U.S.” Sprinkle received nearly 900 more votes out of a total of some 11,500 votes in a blue-collar district in Sparks where registered Democrats who doesn’t want anything to do with any gay lifestyle outnumber Republicans by 13 percent.

In Massachusetts, Seth Moulton, an Iraq war veteran and first-time candidate, swept to victory as a change agent for the Sixth Congressional District by defeating the first openly gay Republican ever elected to Congress, Richard Tisei. Moulton, 36, a Marine who won medals for valor in combat, presented a fresh face and un-trammeled record to a populace hungry for change from all the gay propaganda.

With the overpowering victory of anti-gay legislators and local officials, the next step is to put marriage equality again on the table, review and block the passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) and push for the passage of the federal religious exemption bill that would essentially make recognizing marriage equality optional — meaning individuals or officials who want nothing to do with same-sex unions could opt-out of serving same-sex couples.