My beautiful home state of Iowa has an incredible history of supporting and paving the way for equality. Iowa was third to recognize interracial marriage, home to the first state university to offer degrees to men and women equally, second state to prohibit segregated schools, first state to elect a woman (Julia C. Addington) to public office, first state to have a female attorney (Arabella Mansfield), site of the oldest mosque in the United States (Cedar Rapids, holla!), third state to legalize same-sex marriage and home to the nation’s first state university LGBT organization (Iowa City, holla!).
During a Friday night LGBT for Hillary fundraiser, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton referred to half of Donald Trump’s supporters as a “basket of deplorables.” Specifically, Clinton cited the “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic” faction of the electorate.