Jennifer Lawrence: GOP ‘Doesn’t Support Women’s Basic Rights’
Jennifer Lawrence slammed the GOP on Wednesday, suggesting that the party “doesn’t support women’s basic rights.”
“I was raised a Republican but I just can’t imagine supporting a party that doesn’t support women’s basic rights,” she told Vogue in an interview published Wednesday.
“It’s 2015 and gay people can get married and we think that we’ve come so far, so, yay! But have we? I don’t want to stay quiet about that stuff.”
“My view on the election is pretty cut-and-dried,” she said. “If Donald Trump is president of the United States, it will be the end of the world. And he’s also the best thing to happen to the Democrats ever.”
The Hill reports:
Lawrence also took aim at a Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue gay marriage licenses earlier this year.
“Kim Davis? Don’t even say her name in this house,” she said.
“[She is a] lady who makes me embarrassed to be from Kentucky. All those people holding their crucifixes, which may as well be pitchforks, thinking they’re fighting the good fight,” the actress added.
“I grew up in Kentucky. I know how they are.”
Davis, a born-again Christian, was briefly jailed in September for refusing a court order to issue the licenses.
The issue split the GOP’s crowded 2016 field, with some arguing the government should protect religious liberty and others charging that its officials must obey the law.
Trump, for his part, admitted that Davis must obey federal law while expressing sympathy for her position.
“I hate to see her put in jail,” he said in September. “[But] the Supreme Court has ruled. That’s the law of the land.”
Lawrence had previously criticized Trump’s legitimacy as a presidential candidate.
“I genuinely believe that reality television has reached the ultimate place where now even things like this might just be for entertainment,” she said last month of his 2016 run.
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