Gordon Mar of California was called a "pedophile" for supporting LGBT people, and 20 states are blocking President Joe Biden's executive order that protects LGBT members.
Elected Official Called a ‘Pedophile’ For His Support of LGBT People
During his reelection campaign for the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, Gordon Mar tweeted that his flyers were covered up with false allegations that he was a “communist” and a “pedophile.”
Among those allegations, another flier accused Mar of “grooming children” because of his support for LGBT people.
“But what concerns me more is that the trans kids, the queer kids, the Black and Brown kids, and the poor kids and families who will see this message posted across Sunset and wonder if they’re really welcome here,” Mar told SFGate in an interview, according to Daily News.
Mar places blame on the “emboldened far-right and the politicians and candidates who stoke this bigotry and division” in one of the tweets.
20 States Block Biden’s Executive Order Protecting LGBT Members
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Tennessee Judge Charles Atchley Jr. issued a preliminary injunction that temporarily bars the U.S. Department of Education and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission from enforcing the anti-discrimination executive order issued by the Biden administration in January 2021, according to the Tennessee Lookout.
In June, President Joe Biden issued an executive order that would protect LGBT people from facing discrimination in federal agencies since the Supreme Court’s ruling in 2020 that would allow gender and sex discrimination in the workplace.
The lawsuit was led by Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III and his 19 colleagues residing in 19 Republican states.
Slatery says that due to the states’ dwelling funding within the last few years if federal work agencies do not comply, children's education will be at risk.
“Therefore, as it currently stands, [states, including Tennessee] must choose between the threat of legal consequences — enforcement action, civil penalties, and the withholding of federal funding — or altering their state laws to ensure compliance with the guidance and avoid such adverse action,” said Judge Atchley during his ruling.