LGBT allied Black Lives Matter student protesters shut down Rep. Briscoe Cain’s planned appearance at the Thurgood Marshall School of Law campus Monday.
“He just stands for hatred and bigotry on a scale that isn’t deserving of a place or platform here at TSU,” said protester and Thurgood Marshall School of Law student Justin Tolston
Briscoe Cain a member of the extreme right’s Southern Baptist “Freedom Caucus” with an anti-women and anti-LGBT voting record told the Texas Tribune last February that transgender women are nothing but “dudes walking around in dresses getting beat up’.
Briscoe Cain was on campus for what racists and bigots have begun calling a ‘free speech” event at the request of the Federalist club to lament about the special sessions failed bathroom bills.
“He’s anti-woman. He’s anti-LGBT. He’s transphobic, and so if he is actually against the existence of people and their right to exist, then no I don’t agree with all sides and it becomes more than a political issue. It’s now an issue of justice and human rights, and so I had to be here,” said protester and Thurgood Marshall School of Law student, Nneka Akubeze.
The Thurgood Marshall School of Law originally established by the Texas legislature as the”Texas State University for Negroes,” in 1947 was funded by the legislature as a way to avoid a forthcoming court ruling against the states’ segregationist practices in education.