US Republican claims straight people will be extinct in 150 years


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Far right US Republican congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene believes heterosexual people will be extinct “four or five generations” from now.

The Georgian congresswomen (pictured) made the false claims in a wild homophobic and transphobic Facebook live video on May 29.

Greene raged that “they just want you to think that all of a sudden the entire population is steadily turning gay or turning trans.”

“Probably in about four or five generations – no one will be straight anymore,” she said, which means around 120 to 150 years.

“Everyone will be either gay or trans or non-conforming, whatever the list of 50 or 60 different options there are.”

Greene gave no evidence for the claim. A US Gallup poll this year found 86.3% of Americans identify as heterosexual, compared to 7.1% who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.

The congresswoman also called supporters of trans children “the most dangerous people in America” for “grooming children and talking them into changing their gender.”

“These people are terrorists because they’re going after the most innocent, vulnerable people in our country,” she said.

She also described a Disney+ children’s program Dino Ranch depicting two gay dinosaurs who want to be dads as “sick, disgusting, evil, and wrong.”

President Joe Biden warns LGBTIQ+ Americans ‘under attack’

Marjorie Taylor Greene’s rant came as US President Joe Biden issued a message to mark Pride Month.

In it, Biden warned “the rights of LGBTQIA+ Americans are under relentless attack.”

“Members of the LGBTQIA+ community – especially people of colour and trans people – continue to face discrimination and cruel, persistent efforts to undermine their human rights,” the message read.

State legislators across the US have introduced and passed “an onslaught of dangerous” anti-gay and anti-transgender legislation.

“[The bills] target transgender children and their parents and interfere with their access to healthcare,” the administration said.

“These unconscionable attacks have left countless LGBTQIA+ families in fear and pain.

“All of this compounded has been especially difficult on LGBTQIA+ youth. Forty-five percent [have] seriously considered attempting suicide in the last year.

“[This is] a devastating reality that our Nation must work urgently to address.

“This month, we remind the LGBTQIA+ community that they are loved and cherished. My Administration sees you for who you are – deserving of dignity, respect, and support,” he writes.

“We condemn the dangerous State laws and bills that target LGBTQIA+ youth.

“And we remain steadfast in our commitment to helping LGBTQIA+ people in America and around the world live free from violence.

“Today and every day, my Administration stands with every LGBTQIA+ American in the ongoing struggle against intolerance, discrimination, and injustice.”

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