Trump’s Health Secretary Nominee: LGBT Rights Have Negative Affect On Health

""The consequences of activity that has been seen as outside the norm are real and must be explored completely."

Representative Tom Price, Donald Trump’s leading pick for Secretary of Health and Human Services, is no friend of the LGBT community.

Sporting a 0% rating from the HRC, the Georgia Republican supports a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman.

UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 10: Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., speaks at the Heritage Action for America's Conservative Policy Summit  in Washington on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
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He also says laws protecting reproductive and LGBT rights are “a huge cost-driver” to the state budget.

“The consequences of activity that has been seen as outside the norm are real and must be explored completely… [before] moving forward with any social legislation that would alter things.”

During a Tea Party radio show last year, Price spoke with Rabbi Noson Leiter, who blamed Hurricane Sandy on New York getting marriage equality.

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 07:  Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) hands the pen he signed legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, and to cut off federal funding of Planned Parenthood to Rep. Tom Price (R-GA ) (L) during an enrollment ceremony in the Rayburn Room at the U.S. Capitol January 7, 2016 in Washington, DC. President Barack Obama has promised to veto the bill.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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The 62-year-old Price agreed with Leiter that laws that “promote some homosexual-agenda item… should take into account the tremendous medical health impact and economic impact that promoting such a lifestyle will result in.”

He added that “tried-and-true traditions in history that made us great have survived because they are effective.

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 22:  U.S. Tom Price (R-GA) (R) arrives at a House Republican Conference meeting June 22, 2016 at the Capitol in Washington, DC. House GOPs held a conference meeting to discuss the current situation of a gun control sit-in protest on the House floor staged by House Democrat.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Last year, he was among six Georgia lawmakers who came to the defense of an Atlanta fire chief who equated homosexuality with pedophilia and bestiality in a Bible study guide.

Price, a physician, is no fan of the Affordable Care Act and would no doubt help Congress dismantle it.

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