Quantcast
Connect with us

Drag Queen claims victory over legislator who voted against marriage equality in Delaware upset

Published

on

Composite images of Eric Morrison (Facebook) and Earl Jaques (campaign website).

On Tuesday, Delaware was the final state to hold their 2020 primary election.

The race to represent the 27th district turned nasty, when incumbent Rep. Earl Jaques (D-Glasgow) attacked his openly gay challenger, Eric Morrison, for appearing at a drag show.

“That is so far off-base for our district, it’s unbelievable,” Jaques told The News Journal in October of 2019. “You wonder what the point is. You can have fundraisers, I don’t care about that. But dressing in drag? Really?”

ADVERTISEMENT

Morrison has performed as a female for nearly a quarter of a century, the newspaper reported.

“I’m not sure he represents the people who attend those places of religion,” said Jaques, who is Christian. “If he’s actually having a fundraiser in drag, I don’t think those churches would endorse that … I’m just saying it’s a little different, that’s for sure.”

The newspaper printed the comments, and Jaques apologized.

“It is wrong to attempt to pass judgment or impose one person’s belief structure onto others,” Jaques said in his statement. “My job as a State Representative is to represent all constituents of the 27th District, regardless of gender, race, creed, orientation or identity, period.”

But the apology was not good enough for Morrison.

ADVERTISEMENT

“However, unfortunately, this does not change the fact that Rep. Jaques voted against same-sex marriage in 2013, and refused to vote yes or no on banning the barbaric practice of conversion therapy for Delaware’s LGBT minors in 2013,” Morrison said. “Those votes trouble me today and will always trouble me.”

Morrison claimed victory in the Democratic primary on election night.

ADVERTISEMENT


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

2020 Election

WATCH: Supercut of proof of Donald Trump’s long-held racism

Published

on

Supporters of President Donald J. Trump regularly defend the divisive president claiming he isn’t a racist — but he has a long history showing the contrary. On MSNBC's The Beat with Ari Melber Wednesday, the host shared a supercut of instances where President Donald J. Trump's racism was on full display.

"This year's a fundamental reckoning," Melber began. He later added, "So every voter must answer, 'Are you for or against this?" Melber asked before playing a clip that showed a pre-presidential Trump who sought to disprove then-Democratic candidate Barack Obama's American heritage.

Continue Reading

2020 Election

Ex-Republican explains why he foresees a ‘decade of Democratic dominance’

Published

on

Over the years, veteran conservative columnist George F. Will has had plenty of criticisms of liberals and progressives — and contrary to what many of President Donald Trump's far-right supporters have claimed, Will is still politically right-wing. But there is no question that Will, who left the Republican Party and is now supporting former Vice President Joe Biden, has been a blistering critic of Trump. And this week in his Washington Post column, Will not only predicts that Biden will defeat Trump on November 3 — he predicts that the election will be so devastating for Republicans that Democrats will dominate the federal government for at least a decade.

Continue Reading
 

2020 Election

Trump campaign official falsely claims Supreme Court blocked Pennsylvania mail-in ballots

Published

on

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump's deputy campaign manager Justin Clark tweeted out their victory in getting the Supreme Court to block Pennsylvania from counting mail-in ballots received after Election Day.

🚨🚨🚨Major decision protecting voting rights in PENNSYLVANIA. Ballots received after Election Day will NOT be counted. More to come but BIG WIN for the rule of law.

— Justin Clark (@chefjclark) October 28, 2020

Continue Reading
 
 
Democracy is in peril. Invest in progressive news. Join Raw Story Investigates for $1. Go ad-free. LEARN MORE