Commentator Dave Rubin said Monday that the “trans movement” was “more anti-gay” than other groups during a Fox News appearance.
“There is no group out there that is more anti-gay than the trans movement,” Rubin, who moved from California to Florida in 2021, told “America’s Newsroom” co-host Dana Perino. “So, there is nothing going on here that is stopping gay people or even trans people, by the way, from living fully actualized lives in Florida. There are no laws about what adults can do with their lives or what they can do in the privacy of their own home.”
“The only thing DeSantis has done related to this that seemingly has gotten the entire mainstream media in an uproar he doesn’t want drag performers putting on sexualized shows in front of children,” Rubin, a gay conservative who formerly held liberal political views, continued, after defending Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida against attacks from the NAACP. “We all know that is true, that has nothing to do with sexuality or anything else. There is a reason you have age of consent and things of that nature.”
The NAACP issued a travel warning targeting Florida Saturday, citing DeSantis’ opposition to an Advanced Placement course that reportedly contained elements of Critical Race Theory and so-called “queer theory.” Critical Race Theory holds that America is fundamentally racist, teaches people to view every social interaction and person in terms of race and seeks to hold groups of people accountable for the actions of their ancestors.
DeSantis signed parental rights legislation in March 2022 over the opposition of Disney, prompting a political feud. The Florida governor also signed legislation that prohibited colleges from spending taxpayer funds on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) programs and prohibited colleges from requiring applicants to submit diversity statements.
“There is absolutely nothing racist going on in Florida,” Rubin said, hitting back at the NAACP.
The Florida legislature also passed laws restricting abortion after the sixth week of pregnancy, expanding the March 2022 parental-rights law, enacting “constitutional carry,” initiating universal school choice, and targeting the use of environmental social governance (ESG) in investment.
“Black people are flourishing in Florida because it is a place of freedom,” Rubin said. “Gay people are flourishing in Florida because it is a place of freedom.”
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