Press Room

April 08, 2014

Category: Federal Advocacy, Elections, California

HRC Announces Endorsement of Scott Peters for Congress

WASHINGTON – The Human Rights Campaign – the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization – today announced the endorsement of Rep. Scott Peters for re-election to the U.S. House in California’s 52nd district.   Peters, a former San Diego City Councilman, has a stellar record on LGBT equality and has been steadfast in his support of marriage equality in California and across the country. 

“Scott Peters has proved himself to be a leader and a strong advocate for equality,” said Fred Sainz, HRC Vice President for Communications. “As the nation moves rapidly to embrace full LGBT equality, Scott’s voice on Capitol Hill will echo those of his fair-minded constituents and Americans across the country.”

"I've been proud to work alongside HRC for years in the fight for full equal rights for everyone," Peters said. "My father fought for racial equality during the civil rights movement when I was young, and I'm proud to continue that legacy at the forefront of the battle for full LGBT equality, the most important civil rights issue of our time."

Peters is a strong supporter of LGBT equality, including marriage equality. He is a cosponsor of the Respect for Marriage Act (RMA) which would repeal the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in its entirety.  He also is also a cosponsor of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), the Safe Schools Improvement Act, the Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations Act and other key legislation. 

The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.

Paid for by the Human Rights Campaign political action committee and authorized by Scott Peters for Congress.

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