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Monday, October 1, 2018

Beverly Goldstein, GOP Candidate for Ohio's District 11, Thinks LGBTQ+ Protection Ordinance Passing is Related to Adult Illiteracy

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Beverly Goldstein, a self-proclaimed "MAGA candidate" running for Ohio US House District 11 against Marcia Fudge (D), took to Twitter to express her disdain for the passing of the LGBTQ+ protection ordinance for Cuyahoga County.

District 11, which encompasses Cleveland and Akron, has a Cook Partisan Voting Index of D+30, making it the most Democratic district in Ohio and the 19th most Democratic district in the nation. This is Goldstein's second run for congress against incumbent Rep. Marcia Fudge.

Fudge told Cleveland.com the statement was "ill-informed, racist and homophobic," and also said she would not dignify it with a response. Goldstein's husband, attorney Michael Goldstein, spoke with Cleveland.com as well, providing one of the most mind-numbing responses of recent memory.

"If most of them understood that this ordinance would allow transgender males, or sex offenders who masquerade as transgender males, to use women's bathrooms regularly used by mothers and daughters, thereby endangering the safety of girls and women, they probably would have brought pressure to bear on their elected county representatives not to bring the resolution in the first place," Michael Goldstein said. "But those who cannot read cannot be expected to know about the negative effects of the resolution."
Last night, Beverly Goldstein tweeted "You want a battle- here’s THE DEAL about meeting special needs:" She then provided a low-resolution photo of herself talking into a microphone and wrote, "1. When it causes only INCONVENIENCE– I’m willing to be inconvenienced. 2. When it causes ABUSE of Faith–Based People, I stand with FBP 100%. (1/2).

Her second tweet in this series included an image about "bathroom safety," continuing her crusade of perpetuating the falsehood that transgender people are a danger to society in public bathrooms.

After either realizing (or having someone explain to her) the negative connotations of her first tweet, Goldstein offered a "tweet correction," but her correction is still as asinine as the original statement, if not more.




Basically, Goldstein believes the ordinance passed because there weren't enough "literate inner-city constituents" to complain to the Cuyahoga County Council about an ordinance. Ironic, considering both Cleveland and Akron, the two biggest cities that District 11 already encompass, had existing city LGBTQ+ protection ordinances in place before the passing of the Cuyahoga County ordinance. Perhaps she should read up about the communities she's trying to represent.

For two people who seem to care so much about preventing illiteracy in adults, the fact that both Beverly and Michael Goldstein lack the reading comprehension skills to understand that the passed ordinance is not a bathroom bill nor does it excuse the already illegal acts of assaulting people regardless of gender identity, is astonishing.

Important to note, the last time Goldstein challenged Fudge, Fudge demolished Goldstein in a landslide victory and won re-election with 80.3 percent of the vote.

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