Hillary shuts down Republican who thinks it’s fine to fire someone for being gay
Hillary Clinton has hit out as a Republican Presidential candidate who claimed that there is no need for laws outlawing homophobic workplace discrimination.
Libertarian Republican Rand Paul candidate was asked at a campaign event this week whether he believes an employer should be able to fire people for being gay or trans.
He responded: “I think really the things you do in your house, if you could just leave those in your house, they wouldn’t have to be part of the workplace, to tell you the truth.
He claimed of outlawing workplace: “What happens is it sets up a whole industry for people who want to sue. So if you happen to be gay, and you get fired… now you have a reason you can sue them.
“I don’t know that we need to keep adding to different classifications to say the government needs to be involved in the hiring and firing.”
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 14, 2015
However, Democratic hopeful Hillary Clinton hit back… in animated form.
The former Secretary of State took to Twitter, writing: “The feeling when a GOP candidate says it’s acceptable to be fired for being gay.”
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She added a GIF of herself shaking her head and saying “No”.
Paul has since attempted to walk back his comments, despite his original comments being caught on camera.
He now claims: “I don’t think anybody should be fired for being gay. I also believe that your personal life should be personal, and shouldn’t affect anyone firing you. I don’t think the decision to hire or fire you should be based on things from your personal life.
“When I say it should remain in your house… I don’t think it should be part of the decision making part of the process. I might have been able to word it better.”
Despite claiming he “doesn’t think anybody should be fired for being gay”, Paul continued to oppose the Democrat-backed Equality Act which would actually stop it.