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‘You’re a bigot, lady!’ Lawmaker DESTROYS anti-LGBT witness giving evidence to Congress

Nick Duffy May 27, 2016
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A Democratic lawmaker perfectly called out an anti-LGBT ‘expert’ who was giving evidence to Congress.

Democratic congresswoman Zoe Lofgren, who sits on the House Judiciary Committee, spoke out during a hearing as part of the Task Force on Executive Overreach.

The Committee was hearing evidence from right-wing law professor Gail Heriot, who claimed that the federal government’s interventions on trans rights were hurting children.

Heriot had claimed: “We are teaching young people a terrible lesson. If I believe that I am a Russian princess, that doesn’t make me a Russian princess, even if my friends and  acquaintances are willing to indulge my fantasy.

“Nor am I a Great Horned Owl just  because—as I have been told—I happen to share some personality traits with those feathered creatures.”

Ms Lofgren pointed out the comments, and added: “I found this rather offensive.

“It says to me that the witness really doesn’t know anything, and probably has never met a transgender child who is going through a very difficult experience finding themselves.

“I believe that the department’s guidance will help schools all over the United States in preventing the kind of violence and the harassment that these transgender kids find too often.

“I think it’s very regrettable that that comment was put in the record, and I think it’s highly offensive.”

Ms Heriot demanded the right to reply, but Lofgren insisted: “No. It’s just my opinion.”

When Ms Heriot regardless continued to shout that many people find transgender rights offensive, the lawmaker responded: “Well, I think you’re a bigot lady.

“I think you’re an ignorant bigot. I think you’re an ignorant bigot.”

She was rebuked by the committee chair for her comments… but it was totally worth it.

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