U.S Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said she and her son endured booing along with an earful of "hateful things" as they left lunch during New York City's Pride Parade Sunday.
We,incl my son, were booed by patrons saying hateful things as we left lunch @ Pride Parade.Our country is better than this. #HateNeverWins— Archive: Ambassador Nikki Haley (@Archive: Ambassador Nikki Haley)1498433617.0
“We, [including] my son, were booed by patrons saying hateful things as we left lunch @ Pride Parade,” Haley tweeted. “Our country is better than this. #HateNeverWins.”
But a number of folks on Twitter weren't too sympathetic in light of Haley's connection to Republican President Donald Trump and her past stance on same-sex marriage.
“Well, Nikki Haley opposes trans protections, tried to oppose SSMs from other states, and now works for Trump,” Zack Ford, LGBTQ editor at Think Progress, tweeted. “So yeah, she was booed.”
“Good,” Eleanor Saitta tweeted. “Until you stop threatening to destroy our lives, you shouldn’t have peace in public.”
"It's not wrong at all," another Twitter user noted. "This day is for gay PRIDE, not for people who actively work to oppress gay rights."
As governor of South Carolina in 2013, Haley said it was her job to "uphold the Constitution" as she opposed a federal lawsuit seeking to overturn the state's ban on gay marriage, the State reported.
"The citizens of South Carolina spoke ... they spoke something that I, too, believe, which is marriage should between a man and a woman," Haley said, the paper noted. "I’m going to stand by the people of this state, stand by the constitution, I’m going to support it and fight for it every step of the way."
But Haley in April decried reported "kidnapping, torture, and murder" of gays in Chechnya, Time said.
"We continue to be disturbed by reports of kidnapping, torture, and murder of people in Chechnya based on their sexual orientation and those persecuted by association," Haley wrote in a statement. "If true, this violation of human rights cannot be ignored–Chechen authorities must immediately investigate these allegations, hold anyone involved accountable, and take steps to prevent future abuses."
On Instagram, Haley noted that she and her companions were "#BooedButSmiling":
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(H/T: Heat Street)