Latest Half-True Fact-checks in LGBTQ Randi Weingarten stated on September 20, 2023 in an X post: "Texas teacher fired for reading Diary of Anne Frank to class.” Bloggers stated on July 12, 2018 in a blog post: "Republicans vote to make it legal nationwide to ban gays and lesbians from adopting." Mark Pocan stated on July 26, 2017 in a press release: "More than 15,000 transgender Americans" are "serving in the military today." Gavin Newsom stated on July 27, 2016 in a speech at the Democratic National Convention: Says Indiana Gov. Mike Pence "advocated diverting taxpayer dollars to so-called conversion therapy." Roy Cooper stated on October 11, 2016 in a debate: "Gov. (Pat) McCrory took $500,000 directly out of the disaster relief fund. And you know what it’s for? House Bill 2." Tim Moore stated on May 5, 2016 in a conversation with reporters: Says 80 percent of North Carolinians support "the concept that men should not be in women’s restrooms, changing rooms, bathrooms, etc." Paul "Skip" Stam stated on April 11, 2016 in a newspaper interview: "There are 31 other states and 10,000 other cities that have the same type of policies that we just passed," referring to North Carolina’s House Bill 2. Phil Berger stated on March 31, 2016 in a Facebook post: "Attorney General Roy Cooper refuses to do his job" by not defending House Bill 2 in a lawsuit. Pat McCrory stated on March 26, 2016 in a list of rebuttals to criticism over the law: Despite the passage of HB2, "towns, cities and counties in North Carolina are still allowed to set stricter non-discrimination policies for their own employees if they choose." Pat McCrory stated on March 26, 2016 in a list of rebuttals to criticism over the law: "Will (HB2) threaten federal funding for public schools under Title IX? No, according to a federal court which has looked at a similar issue." Marco Rubio stated on December 13, 2015 in an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press": "The states have always defined marriage." Scott Walker stated on April 1, 2015 in an interview: Says Bill Clinton signed a law "very similar to," and Barack Obama voted for a law "something like," Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Jeb Bush stated on March 30, 2015 in an interview with Hugh Hewitt: "Florida has a law like (Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act)." Roy Moore stated on February 12, 2015 in an interview with CNN: Alabamians "haven’t changed their opinion" on same-sex marriage since voting to ban it in 2006. Marco Rubio stated on July 23, 2014 in a speech at Catholic University: "Having an active father makes children 98 percent more likely to graduate from college." Florida Stop Common Core Coalition stated on March 19, 2014 in a letter to supporters: For educational testing, Florida "has chosen a company that has a significant history of promoting identification of the GLBT lifestyle for children as young as seven years old." Leticia Van de Putte stated on June 14, 2013 in an opinion article : Says residents of Texas and San Antonio can be fired or denied jobs because they are gay. Phil Burress stated on June 26, 2013 in news story: "Every major religion is opposed to same-sex marriage." Tony Perkins stated on June 30, 2013 in a TV interview: "We're already seeing bakers and florists and photographers forced to participate in same-sex marriages under the threat of law and in some cases even jail." Rick Perry stated on May 6, 2013 in video remarks to the Family Research Council: Says Sam Houston opposed slavery and as governor said Texas should not leave the union over slavery. Martina Navratilova stated on May 5, 2013 in an interview on CBS' "Face the Nation": "In 29 states in this country you can still get fired for not just being gay, but if your employer thinks you are gay." David Furhman stated on March 12, 2013 in an interview: The decision to remove Chick-fil-A from Emory University was based solely on student feedback. Charles Cooper stated on March 26, 2013 in arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court: "Very few men outlive their own fertility." Alex Wan stated on December 3, 2012 in a resolution: "The city of Atlanta has one of the highest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender populations per capita, ranking third among major American cities." Vern Buchanan stated on March 1, 2011 in a mailer: Says the Obama administration "will no longer enforce the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)." Chris Christie stated on February 23, 2012 in an interview on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program: Says he and President Barack Obama have the same position on gay marriage. Ted Strickland stated on July 26, 2011 in an interview with Politico: "Josh Mandel used to be pro-choice, now he’s anti-choice. He used to be sympathetic towards gay and lesbians and now he’s [not]." Get EQUAL Texas stated on February 9, 2011 in a press release.: "Between Austin, San Antonio, Houston and Dallas over 8,000 same-sex couples are raising children." Harry Reid stated on December 4, 2010 in the Senate floor: "The senior senator from Arizona (John McCain) said he couldn't support repealing 'don't ask, don't tell' because of the economy." Wesley Clark stated on December 5, 2010 in an interview on ABC's "This Week with Christiane Amanpour": The Pentagon's survey about the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy found that 92 percent of service members "agree that they could serve ... in a unit in combat" without compromising "mission readiness."