Rep. Lauren Boebert suggested that Americans in the LGBTQ+ community should be 21 before they can make 'life-altering decisions about their sexuality and identity'

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  • Rep. Lauren Boebert hinted at an age limit for the LGBTQ+ community on decisions based on identity and sexuality.

  • Boebert made the remark in a tweet on Friday.

  • "We require people to be 21 to purchase alcohol beverages, and 21 to purchase tobacco products," she said.

Rep. Lauren Boebert raised a question on social media regarding an age requirement for people who make choices about "their sexuality and identity."

"We require people to be 21 to purchase alcohol beverages, and 21 to purchase tobacco products," the Colorado official said in a tweet on Friday.

She added," Why is it so unreasonable to require people to reach a certain level of maturity before making life-altering decisions about their sexuality and identity?"

Boebert has faced criticism for her comments on LGBTQ+ issues. In February, she expressed her opposition to the Equality Act — which expands civil rights protections to the LGBTQ+ community— calling it "dangerous." according to Colorado Public Radio.

"Where is the equity in this legislation for the young girls across America who will have to look behind their backs as they change in school locker rooms, just to make sure there isn't a confused man trying to catch a peek?" she reportedly told her colleagues, per the report.

During an interview with Real America's Vote last month, Boebert also made remarks, calling the bill, "supremacy of gays and lesbians and transvestites," according to Newsweek.

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