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Liberty Counsel’s Mat Staver Lobbies To Exclude LGBT’s From Anti-Lynching Bill

The Justice for Victims of Lynching Act cleared the US Senate on December 20 in a rare unanimous vote. Now Mat Staver the head of the anti-LGBT Liberty Counsel hate group is pressing Republican lawmakers to strip protections for LGBT people from the bill

Staver told the extremist Christian website OneNewsNow that he is lobbying lawmakers in the House of Representatives to have the LGBT language removed from the law.

Staver claimed: “The old saying is once that camel gets the nose in the tent, you can’t stop them from coming the rest of the way in. And this would be the first time that you would have in federal law mentioning gender identity and sexual orientation, as part of this anti-lynching bill.”

Staver goes on to say the law is part of a slippery slope that could lead to further LGBT anti-discrimination laws, which have long been blocked by the GOP in Congress.

“They’ve been unsuccessful over the many years in the past… but this is a way to slip it in under a so-called anti-lynching bill, and to then to sort of circle the wagon and then go for the juggler [sic] at some time in the future.”

Staver and his Liberty Counsel has a history of spreading lies and anti-LGBT propaganda and is classified as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center

Democratic lawmakers Cory Booker and Kamala Harris, are the sponsors of the anti-lynching legislation.


Will Kohler

Will Kohler is one of America's best known LGBT historians, He is also a a accredited journalist and the owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced on such notable media venues as BBC News, CNN, MSNBC, The Washington Post, The Daily Wall Street Journal, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story. Back2Stonewall has been recently added to the Library of Congress' LGBTQ+ Studies Web Archive. Mr. Kohler is available for comment, interviews and lectures on LGBT History. Contact: Will@Back2Stonewall.com

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