Nope. She won’t sign it.
County Commissioner Carolyn Vaughn in Corpus Christi, Texas, asked for it be included in the record that she,
“does not support this proclamation or agree with the statements in it.”
“Look, guys, you have a right to your beliefs, but I do too. And just because you’re the LGBT—whatever it’s called, community, does not mean that I have to suck it up and support it.”
(Um, maybe you’d like to rethink and rephrase that, hon…)
The proclamation recognized The Mosaic Project of South Texas’ Fourth Annual Pride Week, devoted to honoring the lives lost in the Pulse nightclub shooting, commemorating the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s marriage equality ruling, and uplifting the community.
Civil rights group LULAC Para Todos in a statement.
“It’s unfortunate that Nueces County Commissioner Carolyn Vaughn felt the desperate need to impose her anti-LGBTQ beliefs preceding the presentation of the Nueces County proclamation in celebration of Pride Week.
Being a County-elected official, her job is to represent the community as a whole and understand that it would be beneficial for all of her constituents if she kept her personal biases to herself. Her actions at today’s meeting were highly unnecessary and we call on her to apologize to the LGBTQ community for refusing to represent everybody in her district—regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity.”
Bill Hoelscher, president of The Mosaic Project of South Texas said,
“People always have their own views. Bigotry is something that, it’s hard to fight. I would suggest that people [who] are uncomfortable with our community or feel we don’t belong get educated. Talk to us.”
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