Twitter bulldozes Lauren Boebert’s ‘twisted’ proposal to regulate when LGBTQ+ Americans can come out

https://www.alternet.org/2022/04/lauren-boebert-twisted-proposal-lgbtq/

Twitter bulldozes Lauren Boebert's 'twisted' proposal to regulate when LGBTQ+ Americans can come out
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Right-wing QAnon conspiracy theorist and United States Representative Lauren Boebert (R-Colorado) on Friday asked the Twitter audience to explain to her why the law does not “require” LGBTQ+ Americans to wait until they are 21 years old to come out.

Boebert, a radically socially conservative high-school dropout who supports unfettered access to firearms, drew absurd parallels between LGBTQ+ identity struggles and established legal limitations on who can buy “alcohol beverages” and cigarettes. She also stated that sexuality is a choice, which it is not.

 

“We require people to be 21 to purchase alcohol beverages, and 21 to purchase tobacco products. Why is it so unreasonable to require people to reach a certain level of maturity before making life-altering decisions about their sexuality and identity?” Boebert posited.

The brutal responses that Boebert received were probably the opposite of what she had anticipated. Or maybe she just wanted to stir the pot. If so, mission accomplished.

Users tore into the freshman lawmaker’s disjointed bigotry.

 

 

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