Press Room

September 07, 2004


HRC Praises Log Cabin Republicans for Withholding Endorsement

'This is a bold statement against discrimination,' said HRC President Cheryl Jacques.

WASHINGTON - Human Rights Campaign President Cheryl Jacques made the following statement today regarding the Log Cabin Republicans' decision to withhold its endorsement from President Bush, the chief advocate of the discriminatory Federal Marriage Amendment.

"This is a bold statement against discrimination," said Jacques. "American values like freedom and equality should not be forfeited to partisan politics. The Log Cabin Republicans understand this and we're proud to call them allies in the fight for equality.

"During the Federal Marriage Amendment vote in the Senate we saw a divided GOP playing politics with the lives of hard-working, tax-paying Americans. The Log Cabin Republicans' decision today rejects the politics of division and makes clear that unity and equality are paramount."

The Human Rights Campaign is the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender political organization with members throughout the country. It effectively lobbies Congress, provides campaign support and educates the public to ensure that LGBT Americans can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.