I must admit that I am getting frustrated with all the talk of Donald Trump while ignoring the positions of Hillary Clinton. It has been coming out recently that people would claim to know what Donald Trump’s position was on a subject, but they had no idea where Hillary Clinton stood on the issues. Sadly, the truth is that Hillary Clinton has a plethora of positions covering all types of policy while the few positions that Donald Trump has are trivial, ill-conceived, and ever-changing.
All a person has to do to find out where Hillary Clinton stands on various positions is to visit HillaryClinton.com and read the “issues” section. There are also other websites like Procon.org that have the major positions of all the candidates listed. Finally, if searching through the different websites for information isn’t your cup of tea, all you have to do is go to Google and type in Hillary Clinton Issues in the search field.
I know that there isn’t anything that I can do to help get these positions out there. The people who are interested in the positions will find them. The people who only want to use their lack of information as an excuse wouldn’t be satisfied if Hillary Clinton showed up personally a their house with a position paper. In light of that, I am going to focus on some of the issues that matter to me.
The first issue that I want to focus on is the rights of transgender people. Now that the United States has made such great strides with respect to gay rights, the religious right has picked a smaller, more vulnerable group at which to vent their spleen. It isn’t like transgender people are new to the scene. We have been here from the very beginning. We have been working, marrying, loving, raising children, shopping, and going to the bathroom as long as there have been people. It is only now that the religious right needs a new target that they seek to pass laws trying to limit our freedom.
North Carolina has recently passed a law that is still the talk of the transgender town. They have tried to make it illegal for us to use the bathroom without putting us in great danger. While the final outcome of the law has yet to be decided, we do know where Hillary Clinton stands on the issue.
On March 24, 2016 Hillary Clinton tweeted the following:
LGBT people should be protected from discrimination under the law—period. https://t.co/IMOyRZe5Gh -H
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) March 24, 2016
The “-H” in the tweet indicates that Hillary Clinton sent the tweet herself. It also seems to be a pretty unambiguous statement about support for LGBT rights. As for the link in her tweet, it directs to an Advocate article titled “North Carolina Governor Signs Repeal of LGBT Protections”.
The Advocate also has an article titled “Clinton, Sanders Slam North Carolina’s Transphobic Law” that covers the issue.
Knowing this information, I feel pretty secure in my belief that Hillary Clinton supports the LGBT and that I don’t have to worry about her as an ally.
How about you? Are there any Clinton positions that you are concerned with? Is there positions that she hasn’t made clear? What are your top priorities for the next President?