2015 was, without a doubt, a milestone year for mainstream lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights.
Still, social and political advances like same-sex marriage rights were offset by aspiring politicians, business owners and conservative pundits who were actively speaking out and working against the LGBT movement.
Kentucky clerk Kim Davis dominated headlines for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses after the Supreme Court’s June 26 ruling on marriage equality, while Sylvia Ann Driskell filed a federal lawsuit against all homosexual people on the planet for breaking “religious and moral laws” in Nebraska.
Oregon’s Sweet Cakes by Melissa and Indiana’s Memories Pizza sparked controversy for publicly opposing same-sex weddings, while a number of pastors sent waves through the blogosphere with anti-LGBT sermons.
Let’s take a look back at 15 of the worst anti-LGBT villains of the past year.
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