Sen. Mazie Hirono confronted Amy Coney Barrett’s offensive use of ‘sexual preference’ while discussing LGBTQ rights – Vox

Barrett on Tuesday used a term that LGBTQ activists have called “offensive,” “outdated,” and a “dog whistle.”

“I have no agenda, and I do want to be clear that I have never discriminated on the basis of sexual preference and would not ever discriminate on the basis of sexual preference,” Barrett said, when asked about her stance on preserving protections for members of the LGBTQ community.

The term “sexual preference,” however, is an offensive one, which suggests that sexual orientation is a choice, Lambda Legal, a legal advocacy group, explained on Twitter.

Source: Sen. Mazie Hirono confronted Amy Coney Barrett’s offensive use of ‘sexual preference’ while discussing LGBTQ rights – Vox