Today, the NV Dems launched a new issue page on AskLaxalt.com, focusing on Republican gubernatorial candidate Adam Laxalt’s extreme anti-LGBT views. Laxalt marked the first week of Pride Month by praising the U.S. Supreme Court’s Masterpiece Cakeshop decision on the mistaken belief that it allowed businesses to discriminate against LGBT Americans, after joining an amicus brief in support of the bakery.
Laxalt has a long history of anti-LGBT views, which he has tried to hide from Nevadans during his 2018 campaign because he knows that his views are out of step with voters. In 2010, Laxalt wrote a pair of homophobic op-eds detailing his opposition to ending “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” In keeping with his pattern of joining out-of-state lawsuits on far-right issues on behalf of the state, he supported Mississippi’s unconstitutional efforts to discriminate against LGBT people. And recently, Laxalt pushed the Trump Administration to protect health care workers who refused care to LGBT people.
Nevada State Democratic Party spokeswoman Helen Kalla released the following statement:
“Given how poorly Adam Laxalt performed in last week’s gubernatorial forum, it’s no surprise he hides his backwards, homophobic views, which are in opposition to a majority of Nevadans and Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval. Time and again, Laxalt has used his office to restrict the freedoms of LGBT people across the country instead of fighting for Nevadans. Voters know that the most partisan, right-wing attorney general the state has seen would only continue his zealous, pro-discrimination crusade if allowed into the governor’s mansion, which is why they’ll ensure he never makes it there.”
The NV Dems launched AskLaxalt.com to reveal Republican gubernatorial candidate Adam Laxalt’s dodges and radical views on a range of key issues. Each week, a new issue page will be rolled out to remind Nevadans just how out of step Laxalt is on issues that matter to them.