Colorado Republican U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert, who has garnered a reputation for embracing radical right-wing ideology and Q-Anon conspiracy theories, has proposed that Americans should be required to remain ‘undeclared’ about their sexual orientation or gender identity until they reach age 21.
“We require people to be 21 to purchase alcohol beverages, and 21 to purchase tobacco products,” the Colorado congresswoman wrote in a tweet posted on April 1.
“Why is it so unreasonable to require people to reach a certain level of maturity before making life-altering decisions about their sexuality and identity?”
We require people to be 21 to purchase alcohol beverages, and 21 to purchase tobacco products.
Why is it so unreasonable to require people to reach a certain level of maturity before making life-altering decisions about their sexuality and identity?
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) April 1, 2022
Twitter users were quick to point out the high school dropout’s hypocrisy, notably her publicly held views on unfettered access to firearms including those who are only 18 or indeed younger.
Doesn't seem like age is a concern here. pic.twitter.com/mqtUbmf4PA
— BBT 🌐 (@CGovid) April 1, 2022
Great so no straight people until they’re 21
— Michal Kolaczkowski (@MichalKolaczko) April 3, 2022
I highly doubt that you made the decision to be a straight woman after you turned 21. https://t.co/XGhQbp28sD
— Alex Plinck🏳️🌈 (@aplinckTX) April 2, 2022
At what age did you discover you were heterosexual? https://t.co/vVsdtGHZKJ
— Common Sense 🇺🇦 (@commonsense_tom) April 2, 2022
— Greg Buster (@Gregnus_2022) April 2, 2022
Why are you fine with an 18 year old owning a gun but not owning their sexuality? https://t.co/hzxScbo5nB
— Kat K stands with Ukraine 🇺🇦 (@HIHKatharine) April 1, 2022