Michelle Duggar Takes Anti-LGBT Stance In Robocall
Michelle Duggar, the matriarch on TLC reality series 19 Kids and Counting, can be heard making an anti-LGBT argument in a recorded robocall.
Michelle Duggar's Anti-LGBT Robocall
In the robocall, Duggar speaks out against an antidiscrimination ordinance that endeavors to protect the rights of transgender men and women in her hometown of Fayetteville, Ark. The crux of her message stems from the suggestion that the ordinance will allow men to enter women’s restrooms, paving the way for deviant behavior.
According to Duggar, the ordinance, "would allow men – yes I said men – to use women's and girls' restrooms, locker rooms, showers, sleeping areas and other areas that are designated for females only."
The 47-year-old mother of 19 continues, "I don’t believe the citizens of Fayetteville would want males with past child predator convictions that claim they are female to have a legal right to enter private areas that are reserved for women and girls."
In actuality, the ordinance, which ultimately passed with a 6-2 vote, will create a position for a civil rights administrator who will hear complaints from those who’ve suffered discrimination on the basis of their sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic background, marital status or veteran status, according to the Los Angeles Times. Business owners and landlords, under the stipulations of the ordinance, will no longer legally be able to fire or evict someone based on the aforementioned identities.
TLC has not commented on Duggar’s robocalls.