By Heather Clark on July 29, 2016
PHILADELPHIA — During her speech on Thursday accepting the Democratic nomination for president of the United States, Hillary Clinton again vowed to defend homosexuality and abortion if elected.
“We will defend all our rights—civil rights, human rights and voting rights—women’s rights and workers’ rights—LGBT rights and the rights of people with disabilities!” she declared to those gathered and those watching around the world.
“If you believe that every man, woman, and child in America has the right to affordable health care, join us. If you believe that we should say ‘no’ to unfair trade deals, that we should stand up to China, that we should support our steelworkers and autoworkers and homegrown manufacturers, join us,” Clinton said during another portion of her speech.
“If you believe we should expand Social Security and protect a woman’s right to make her own health care decisions, join us,” she stated.
Clinton concluded her talk by noting that the world is watching, and wishing God’s blessing on her supporters and the nation.
“Yes, the world is watching what we do. Yes, America’s destiny is ours to choose,” she said. “So let’s be stronger together, my fellow Americans. Let’s look to the future with courage and confidence. Let’s build a better tomorrow for our beloved children and our beloved country. And when we do, America will be greater than ever.”
“Thank you and may God bless you and the United States of America!” Clinton declared.
Her daughter, Chelsea, had also referenced homosexuality and abortion during her introduction of her mother, drawing applause.
“So, this November, I’m voting for a woman who is my role model, as a mother, and as an advocate. A woman who has spent her entire life fighting for families and children,” she said. “I’m voting for the progressive, who will protect our planet from climate change and our communities from gun violence, who will reform our criminal justice system, and who knows that women’s rights are human rights.”
“And who knows that LGBT rights are human rights,” Chelsea Clinton continued.
As previously reported, Donald Trump likewise addressed homosexuality in his acceptance speech, telling those gathered that he would work to protect homosexuals if elected.
“As president, I will do everything in my power to protect LGBTQ citizens from the violence and oppression of a hateful foreign ideology,” Trump declared, being met with applause.
“And, I have to say, as a Republican, it is so nice to hear you cheering for what I just said,” he said in response.
Both candidates have asserted that they are the best for the “LGBT community.”