Monday, 18 April 2016

"Can you just get over it" - Kasich to discriminated against LGBT, US

This is supposed to be the "middle ground" on LGBT's rights in the US? Telling them to "get over it"? The stupidity is astounding. 

For example, a while back when David was discriminated against at his work, one of the people in charge there told him to "just let it go". Same thing IMO. It denegrates the LGBT by inferring that we are lesser people than straights and it's OK to discriminate against us. It's not, any more than it's OK to discriminate against straight people. 

David's discrimination event had a huge effect on his mental health, requiring both medication and counseling to get through what it did to him in the aftermath. To tell someone to "just get over it" is just ignorant and completely lacking of empathy and compassion.
“What I like to say is, just relax, if you don’t like what somebody is doing, pray for them,” Kasich said. “And if you feel as though somebody is doing something wrong against you, can you just for a second get over it because this thing will settle down?” Washington Blade