Appearing Friday on ABC's The View,
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders pledged to work to overturn state
anti-gay bills if elected president.
When asked about passage of bills in
North Carolina and Mississippi that target the LGBT community,
Sanders vowed to repeal such laws.
“As president of the United States I
would do everything I can to overturn these outrageous decisions by
Mississippi, North Carolina, et cetera,” Sanders said.
“We have gone too far as a nation.
God knows we have seen so much discrimination in our history, right?
Against the African-American community. Against Latinos, against the
Irish, the Italians, the Jews.”
“What we are trying to do is say,
'You have your political views, that's fine.' But I hope we remember
what Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. told us. And that is, you judge
people on their character not on the color of their skin. And I
would add too, not on their gender or their sexual orientation,” he
added to applause from the audience.