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Heather Wilson

24th United States Secretary of the Air Force

Said she does not “approve of” homosexuality.

Attacked an anti-LGBT bullying bill on the basis that teasing is just a part of a child’s life.

Voted for a federal amendment to the US Constitution banning marriage equality for same-sex couples, going so far as to say she opposed civil unions as well.

Declared that “marriage —the union of one man and one woman as husband and wife —is the best institution for raising children,” and vowed to “oppose any effort to undermine” this position.

—As member of US House, twice voted against LGBT-inclusive hate crimes legislation.

Voted against an LGBT-inclusive Employment Nondiscrimination Act.

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.

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