Democrats Hit Amy Coney Barrett for Saying 'Sexual Preference' -- Same Term Joe Biden Used in May

Democrats Hit Amy Coney Barrett for Saying 'Sexual Preference' — Same Term Joe Biden Used in May


Democrats were outraged Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett used the term “sexual preference” on Tuesday, a phrase their own presidential nominee uttered in May.

“Not once, but twice, you used the term ‘sexual preference’ to describe those in the LGBTQ community,” Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) said of a comment Barrett made earlier in the day.

“And let me make clear: ‘sexual preference’ is an offensive and outdated term,” Hirono scolded. “It is used by anti-LGBTQ activists to suggest that sexual orientation is a choice.”

Let me make clear – sexual preference is an offensive and outdated term.

To suggest sexual orientation is a choice? It’s not. It’s a key part of a person’s identity.

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The LGBTQ+ community should be concerned with #WhatsAtStake with Judge Barrett on the Supreme Court. pic.twitter.com/4TWyATMX0Y

— Senator Mazie Hirono (@maziehirono) October 13, 2020

The same term was used by Joe Biden

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