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||Bailey's running mate's anti-LGBTQ posts unearthed
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Stephanie TrussellRepublican Darren Bailey's running mate for Illinois governor/lieutenant governorhas made controversial posts (including ones against the LGBTQ+ community) on social media, WGN-TV reported.
"Stick your finger in the lock and your DNA will open the appropriate door," Trussell tweeted in 2017. "We are not interchangeable. Do you think 'Bruce,' referring to [Caitlyn] Jenner, has true joy?"
In addition, in 2020, Trussell posted about actor Billy Porter playing a genderless fairy godmother in Cinderella, saying, "Just say no! The LGBTQXYZ agenda is aggressively trying to repurpose classic stories and films. How can a godmother be genderless? Satan is a liar!" In addition, she asked in 2015, "Since Bill Clinton was called the first [Black] president, can we call Barack Obama the first gay president?"
She has also attacked Planned Parenthood, calling it "Klanned Parenthood." Bailey has been severely criticized for saying the Holocaust "doesn't even compare on a shadow" of lives lost from abortion.
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