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Gavin Newsom Reads Donald Trump to Filth on LGBT Rights

California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom went on a Twitter rant against Donald Trump on Monday, attacking the presumptive Republican nominee for his abominable record on LGBT rights.

Newsom was seemingly inspired to take on Trump after conservatives fighting to gut the GOP platform of its homophobic planks admitted defeat on the first day of the Republican National Convention.

The platform says that all children deserve to be raised by a mom and a dad who are married, defines marriage as the union of one man and one woman, endorses anti-trans bathroom bills, and voices support for ex-gay conversion therapy.

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Newsom, a longtime LGBT rights advocate, first rose to national fame in 2004 as Mayor of San Francisco when he started marrying same-sex couples at City Hall.

Newsom began his tweet storm by characterizing the GOP’s 2016 platform as anti-LGBT and out of step with the nation’s mores.

Newsom also went after Trump’s response to the Orlando massacre at gay nightclub Pulse. Shortly after that attack, Trump said he had the support of “the gays.” Since that time, polling has shown just the opposite to be true.  Newsom accused Trump of making the attack all about him, failing to do anything for the LGBT community and actually advocating for policies that would harm LGBT Americans.

Newsom went on to eviscerate Trump for picking Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his running mate. Pence notoriously signed into law the Religious Freedom Restoration Act which legalized anti-LGBT discrimination in the Hoosier state.

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Newsom also attacked Trump for allowing the GOP to adopt such strident anti-LGBT language in its platform.

Newsom really laid into Trump and the GOP for endorsing gay conversion therapy.

[Top photo via Wikimedia Commons]

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