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Stalwart of Equal Rights Wins Special Election for U.S. House

The following post comes from HRC PAC Director, Mike Mings: Ted Deutch CongressState senator Ted Deutch (D), a leader on pro-equality legislation in Tallahassee, won a seat in Congress yesterday from Florida’s 19th District with an impressive 62-35% margin. Every year that he has been in the Senate, Deutch has been a sponsor of Florida’s fully inclusive non-discrimination bill; he also supports repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, and federal HIV/AIDS funding. A supporter of equal marriage rights, Deutch also backs repeal of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act and opposed Florida’s Amendment 2 to define marriage. The South Florida 19th District includes parts of Palm Beach and Broward Counties, and became vacant when Rep. Robert Wexler (D) resigned to work for a nonprofit organization. HRC PAC endorsed Deutch in both the special primary and general elections; he is likely to be sworn in to the U.S. House of Representatives later this week.

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