WILTON MANORS (CBSMiami) — Making a South Florida stop, Hillary Clinton visited Wilton Manors to lend an ear to the LGBT community, stressing that every one of their voices count.READ MORE: Deadly Crash Shuts Down Deerfield Beach Streets; BSO Cruiser Towed From Scene
The Sunday afternoon crowd at the Manor Complex was large — and rowdy. With chants of “Hillary,” the mostly-LGBT voters made it clear who they support as their next president.
Clinton didn’t mince words about who supports them.
“Donald Trump has a terrible record on LGBT rights. And this election will determine whether we continue the progress we’ve made or let it be ripped away. We know Trump has promised he’ll appoint Supreme Court justices who will overturn marriage equality. And he will repeal President Obama’s executive actions to protect LGBT people from discrimination,” she said.
Clinton pointed out that, currently, no federal law stops employers from refusing to hire someone because he or she is LGBT — or landlords from renting to them.READ MORE: Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, Who Grew Up In Miami, Could Be Next US Supreme Court Justice
She also talked guns, a subject brought too close to home recently.
“We’re gonna bring people together to reform gun laws and keep guns from falling into the wrong hands, so what happened in Orlando can never happen again.”
As president, Clinton said she would get rid of what she called the “harmful practice” of conversion therapy — the attempt at turning someone, especially kids, straight.
“LGBT kids don’t need to be cured of anything. They just need to be accepted, embraced and respected,” Clinton remarked. “We’ll work together to the AIDS-free generation that is within our reach. And we will take on homelessness, bullying and violence, particularly youth homelessness which disproportionately hurts LGBT kids.”
And Clinton says the fight is only beginning.MORE NEWS: Miami Twin Brothers Will Set Sail For Harvard In The Fall
“I’m have been fighting for families and the underdog my entire life. I’m not stopping now. We are just getting warmed up.”