(Photo Credits: Screengrab from Fox News’s YouTube Account)
One of the attendees in the recently concluded Fox News Town Hall event—held in Claremont, New Hampshire and hosted by Chris Wallace—asked Mayor Pete Buttigieg if “America is ready for a gay president with a husband?” (Watch second part of the clip below for the aforementioned moment).
Mayor Pete answered that he does and he also reiterated how it’s important for him to be out, adding, “At the end of the day, it’s worth trusting voters with that choice and that they evaluate you for who you really are.”
He received a standing ovation at the end of the event but let’s go back to the question at hand. What about you, guys, do you think America is ready for a gay president and a married one at that?
Results of a national poll conducted by Quinnipiac University among U.S. voters revealed that “70 percent, including 46 percent of Republicans, say they are open to electing a president who is a gay man.” However, 52 percent of the very same respondents said that “the U.S. is not ready to elect a gay man as president.” The university, by the way, surveyed 1,044 voters nationwide. You can read the results of their poll here.
Often, I’d read online comments saying it’s not about someone else’s sexuality but rather it’s about his qualifications. In reality, the Equality Act and various other non-discrimination laws exist for a reason but never mind that, we are digressing, we are here to ask you this: what about you, what do you think? Are you ready to have a gay president? And what are the qualities that you are looking for in a president? Do you think he has these qualities? Sound off in the comments section below!
We leave you with a video that gives us a closer look at Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s life and career and some reactions on Twitter after the event.
“It is the nature of grotesque things, you can’t look away.”— Buddy Stone (@buddystone) May 21, 2019
10 points for Buttigieg
Mayor Pete is a class act. Thank you for raising the bar of decency and respect and showing our fellow citizens what behavior we expect from our leaders.— Ms. Millar (@twentyisablur) May 21, 2019
This guy definitely should be the next president – knowledgeable, eloquent and no spin. Says it as it really is, confident, full of charisma and engaging. No wonder everyone applauds even here in the #Uk— Kim O’Connell (@Oconnell57Kim) May 21, 2019