"If we are not teaching our kids to be inclusive of people who are different than they are, we are perpetuating that. It’s not teaching our children to be gay. It’s just teaching them that not everyone is the same, and that’s OK.”
“We cannot ostracize people for their religious beliefs, nor should we for their sexual orientation or gender expression,” added Rep. Leslie Herod, D-Denver."
“This is not a conversation about religion versus LGBT people,” said Herod, who is a lesbian. “There are Christians who are LGBT people. ... We cannot continue to use religion to divide us. There is only one judge, and he is not in this room, sitting in these chairs. That judge is God. Do not use religion as a guise for homophobia.”
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