Donald Trump To Test Immigrants On Gay Rights, Most Republicans Wouldn't Pass

The irony here is not subtle.

By Eric Shorey

Donald Trump, an ancient malevolent goblin released from an accursed box, has lots of ideas about immigration. His latest project is creating ideological tests that, were he to become president, must be passed by those hoping to enter the United States. Interestingly, one of the subjects of the tests is gay rights, which hopeful refugees must support to become American.

The irony of this, of course, is that the party with which Donald Trump is associated is notoriously bad with (if not outright hostile towards) LGBTs. For example, the official Republican party platform includes support of widely debunked ex-gay conversion therapy treatment and anti-trans bathroom bills. Some political pundits are noting the inherent contradictions here:

The new tests come in addition to a proposed ban on Muslims enterting the country. More specifics about the examinations via The AP: "Trump is [...] expected to propose creating a new, ideological test for admission to the country that would assess a candidate’s stances on issues like religious freedom, gender equality and gay rights. Through questionnaires, searching social media, interviewing friends and family or other means, applicants would be vetted to see whether they support American values like tolerance and pluralism."

Some gay and queer people think that Donald Trump may be their best hope for gay rights, including the group LGBTs for Trump, who issued the following statement:

Other sexual minorities have been outspokenly critical of him and the entire GOP

Trump is also going on the attack, re: gay rights. He is now claiming that Hillary Clinton has accepted donations from anti-gay countries and that, therefore, he would be a better president for gays:

Here's Trump's full speech on his immigration proposals:

[Photo: Getty Images]

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