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Mick Mulvaney

Former Acting White House Chief of Staff
Former Director, Office of Management and Budget

Claims, at the US Department of State’s Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom, that the Obama administration’s efforts to enact foreign policy that discourages homophobia was “religious persecution.”

Co-sponsored South Carolina’s marriage ban.

Joined a letter calling on the Obama administration to enforce the discriminatory, so-called Defense of Marriage Act.

Added his name to a letter questioning the Obama Administration’s transgender guidance.

Indicated on a 2010 Christian Coalition survey that he is a supporter of a “Federal Marriage Amendment to prevent same sex marriage”

—His 2008 state senate race featured a robocall, purporting to be from a made-up group called the Alliance for the Advancement of Gays and Lesbians, which gay-baited his opponent for her support of “homosexual unions and abortion rights.” (Mulvaney later distanced himself from the call.)

Co-sponsor of the so-called First Amendment Defense Act, designed to allow anti-LGBTQ people to discriminate for religious reasons without any recourse.


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