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Jim Bridenstine

13th Administrator of NASA
U.S. Representative from Oklahoma

Opposed marriage equality and sponsored several pieces of legislation seeking to ban and/or limit equal access for same-sex couples.

Said on marriage equality that his “state of Oklahoma needs to stand up and say, ‘Look, we’re not going to accept these marriages.'” [Quote starts at 51:38]

Called President Obama’s guidance to allow transgender students to use the right bathroom an aggressive attempt “to fundamentally transform America,” insisting that “Parents and schools should assert their rights to govern themselves and not submit to Obama’s lawless federal bullying.”

Called the U.S. Supreme Court’s repeal of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) “a disappointment not only because it is contrary to millennia of human experience, but also because it is clearly contrary to the choice of the people as expressed in a constitutionally valid process.”

Co-sponsored legislation that sought to impeach former Attorney General Eric Holder in part because of his “failure to enforce...the Defense of Marriage Act.”

Lashed out at “intolerant left bullies” for making the Boy Scouts LGBTQ inclusive, claiming that the goal was “to silence opposition and reshape organizations like the Boy Scouts into instruments for social change.”

Served as a guest host on Family Research Council President Tony Perkins’ daily radio show on more than one occasion.


The GLAAD Accountability Project catalogs anti-LGBTQ rhetoric and discriminatory actions of politicians, commentators, organization heads, religious leaders, and legal figures, who have used their platforms, influence and power to spread misinformation and harm LGBTQ people.