By Hemant Mehta
Vice President Mike Pence was born in Columbus, Indiana, and he was notably one of the most anti-LGBTQ governors in the country. Before joining the Trump ticket, he famously signed a bill allowing businesses to discriminate against gay customers before eventually backing down under pressure.
Still, you know where he stands. If he had the choice, LGBTQ people wouldn’t have a number of rights afforded to straight people. That bigotry is such a core component of who he is, a children’s book about it topped bestsellers lists.
That’s why what happened Saturday was such a big deal.
Columbus, Indiana held its first-ever gay pride festival. It drew more than 2,000 spectators and was, by all accounts, a tremendous success.
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