U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (U.N.) Nikki Haley was booed while attending the New York City Pride March with her teenage son Sunday afternoon.
We,incl my son, were booed by patrons saying hateful things as we left lunch @ Pride Parade.Our country is better than this. #HateNeverWins
— Nikki Haley (@nikkihaley) June 25, 2017
Haley did not specify what establishment she was leaving or exactly what hateful things were said.
Haley, who has been one of the more vocal officials within the Trump administration, has drawn criticism from the LGBT community over the position she adopted on gay marriage while serving as governor of South Carolina.
Haley spoke out in defense of traditional marriage in 2013, after a federal lawsuit was filed challenging South Carolina’s constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.
“The citizens of South Carolina spoke … spoke something that I, too, believe, which is marriage should between a man and a woman,” Haley said in response to the suit. “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.”
She later softened her position while endorsing Marco Rubio for president in 2016, saying Republicans would “respect differences in modern families, but we would also insist on respect for religious liberty as a cornerstone of our democracy.”
This year’s gay pride march in New York took on distinctly political overtones as revelers carried signs with anti-Trump messaging.
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