At a recent town hall meeting, GOP State Senator Art Linares was asked by an LGBT constituent concerned about her rights under the Trump administration whether he would support maintaining Connecticut’s current protections for LGBT people. Linares refused to answer her question.
“Art, this is simple. Do you believe that LGBT people deserve equality? Do you believe that gay conversion torture should be legal? Or will you refuse, as Donald Trump and national Republicans try to roll back marriage equality and transgender protections, to stand up for your LGBT constituents? You don’t need legislative language. You just need to be honest.” – Connecticut Democratic Party Executive Director Michael Mandell.