LGBTQ+ The Most Anti-Gay US Politicians  

Tatyana Lewis
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List Rules U.S. politicians who have used anti-gay rhetoric or who have pushed for legislation that takes rights away from the LGBT community

Who are the most anti-gay US politicians? The list is a long one, including politicians from both parties (though a majority are Republican). The politicians listed here have spoken out vocally against gay rights, most notably gay marriage.

Anti-gay politicians are the elected leaders whose rhetoric is often totally over-the-top against LGBT rights. Their voting record on key civil rights issues speaks for itself. Some of these conservative politicians are members of the US House of Representatives, while others are US Senators.

Former GOP presidential candidates are also on this list, including former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum and former Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann. Both have been vocal and steadfast in their opposition to gay rights for years - Santorum even compared gay marriage to sex with dogs.

Who are the anti-gay politicians? This list features Republicans and Democrats against gay marriage.

For more information on anti-gay politicians and activists, check out this list of the top 15 anti-gay activists caught being gay. You might also be interested in these lists of Republican and Democratic sex scandals over the years.

Mike Pence is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Anti-Gay US Politicians
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 "Congress should oppose any effort to recognize homosexuals as a 'discrete and insular minority' entitled to the protection of anti-discrimination laws similar to those extended to women and ethnic minorities." - Mike Pence, 2000

Birthplace: Columbus, Indiana, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Party (if partisan): Republican Party

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Rick Santorum is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Anti-Gay US Politicians
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“But what I can say is that the state is not doing a service to the child and to society by not putting that child in a home where there is a mother and a father. This is common sense. This is nature. And what we’re trying to do is defy nature because a certain group of people want to be affirmed by society. And I just don’t think that’s to the benefit of society or to the child.” - Rick Santorum, 2011

Birthplace: Winchester, Virginia, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Party (if partisan): Republican Party

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Michele Bachmann is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Anti-Gay US Politicians
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“They can get married, but they abide by the same law as everyone else. They can marry a man if they’re a woman. Or they can marry a woman if they’re a man.” - Michele Bachmann's response to a high school student who asked, "Why can't same-sex couples get married?" in 2011

 

Birthplace: Waterloo, Black Hawk County, United States of America, United States, with Territories, + more

Nationality: United States of America

Party (if partisan): Republican Party

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Mike Huckabee is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Anti-Gay US Politicians
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"I don't think a lot of pastors and Christian schools are going to have a choice [but to resist marriage equality]. They either are going to follow God, their conscience and what they truly believe is what the scripture teaches them, or they will follow civil law." - Mike Huckabee, 2015

Birthplace: Hope, Arkansas, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Party (if partisan): Republican Party

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