Human Rights Campaign Endorses Hillary
Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton has landed an endorsement from the popular LGBT activist group Human Rights Campaign.
The group tweeted in her favor on Tuesday, adding another major endorsement to her collection.
— HumanRightsCampaign (@HRC) January 19, 2016
The Hill reports:
“She has stood with us, and now it’s our turn. Her fight is our fight,” the LGBT rights group said in a statement.
The HRC cast its endorsement of Clinton as an effort to lock in “all the progress we’ve made” under President Obama, mentioning the repeal of the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy and the push to legalize gay marriage across the country.
Clinton addressed HRC during a speech in October after it was reported that she turned down an evening keynote opportunity to appear on “Saturday Night Live.”
During her fall address, Clinton pitched herself as a longtime ally of the group and promised “from one HRC to another” to fight alongside the group.
She also called on Congress to pass a federal Equality Act and focus on international gay rights concerns.
Clinton has made gay rights advocacy a major part of her 2016 bid, starting by showing a gay couple in her campaign launch video last year.
HRC endorsed Barack Obama two days after news emerged that Clinton would end her 2008 Democratic presidential bid. Clinton came out in support of same-sex marriage in 2013 after previously opposing it.
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