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Biden Set to Nominate Openly Gay Transport Minister

USA’s President-Elect, Joseph Robinette Biden Jr, whose victory at the November 3rd 2020 Presidential Election was confirmed on Monday 14th December 2020 by the Electoral College, has been preparing for the take off of his Government by appointing notable names into his proposed cabinet which has so far shown a marked appraisal of diversity and gender balance. Recently, it is widely projected that the 46th President would nominate Peter Paul Montgomery Buttigieg as the Transport Secretary pending confirmation by the Senate. Pete Buttigieg, as he is widely referred to in the USA, is a politician from the State of Indiana, where he was Mayor of South Bend from 2012 to 2020. He has contested for various positions, including Presidency, and announced in a 16th June 2015 article, that he was gay.

The Biden-Harris Presidential Transition said ‘South Bend was once called one of America’s “dying cities.” Today, it’s a hub of innovation and job growth.

Mayor Pete Buttigieg led that resurgence, and has been nominated by the President-elect to continue that work as Transportation Secretary.

Buttigieg, a highly cerebral graduate of Harvard and Oxford, contested for the Democratic Party’s ticket for the 2020 Presidential Election but lost at the primaries. He contested, and lost to eventual winner Thomas Perez, the position of Chairman of the Democratic Party Committee in 2017. Before and while in his sojourn in politics, he served in the US Navy for eight years, between 2009 to 2017.

Buttigieg, is wife to Chasten Glezman who now calls himself Chasten Buttigieg, whom he married in 2018. Chasten is a teacher and an author.

Picture of Chasten Glezman and Pete Buttigieg along with their family dogs during a hike late last month. Posted on Twitter by Chasten

Pete Buttigieg will become the first ever openly gay member of the Federal cabinet of the United States of America if confirmed by the Senate.

This scenario, of people of diverse sexual orientations leading top positions in Government, is one that made the end Christian population of the country choose to lean towards Trump and the Far Right. Although not overly publicly exhibited, there is a serious social problem of homophobia in the USA and even, globally. Thus, the propaganda that the Democrats or specifically, the Biden team and the Obamas and Clintons, are “promoters of homosexuality” and therefore, antichrist. The social media are ridden with wild theories about how Democrats portend satanism and antichrist. It is expected that this nomination of Buttigieg will elicit extra more excited conspiracy theories and justification for the wild propaganda hitherto.

Buttigieg was born on 19th January, 1982. By when the Biden Jr administration commences, he will be 39 years old.

Source: New York Times

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