If President Trump is impeached or resigns, Vice President Mike Pence will become the next president of the United States. This should alarm anyone who values social progress and equality. Known as “the most openly anti-LGBT Vice-President in history,” Pence has a long record of opposing LGBTQ rights. Pence has argued for public funding of conversion therapy (a harmful, discredited psychological treatment that tries to change someone’s sexual orientation or gender identity). Despite conversion therapy’s detrimental impact on LGBTQ youth, only 9 states (plus Washington, D.C.) have laws banning it for minors. This leaves 41 states without laws prohibiting this inhumane practice - making a Pence presidency increasingly dangerous.
August 19 / Huffington Post