March 10, 2004
HRC Praises National Ad Campaign by Log Cabin Republicans
Campaign Aims to Stop Efforts to Pass Anti-Family Constitutional Amendment
WASHINGTON - The Human Rights Campaign praised today's launch of an ad campaign by the Log Cabin Republicans. The $1 million campaign's centerpiece is a television commercial that focuses on stopping an anti-family constitutional amendment recently supported by President George Bush.
"This campaign underscores the many reasons why this amendment strays far from conservative values," said HRC President Cheryl Jacques.
"We applaud the Log Cabin Republicans for their efforts to show the President's support for what it is - a shameful effort to use gay families as a wedge issue in the election. HRC is proud to be working with the Log Cabin Republicans in efforts to defeat this amendment."
"The radical right wanted a culture war. They've got it now. I can proudly say that thousands of Log Cabin Republicans and our allies across America are fighting back in defense of freedom, fairness and equality," said Log Cabin Republicans Executive Director Patrick Guerriero. "We have launched this unprecedented campaign effort because the exclusion and discrimination embodied in this amendment violates the principles upon which the Republican Party is founded. It's wrong to use the Constitution as a way of scoring political points in an election year."
The 30-second commercial begins airing Thursday, March 11, in Washington, D.C., and seven crucial swing states: Ohio, Missouri, Florida, Minnesota, New Mexico, New Hampshire and Wisconsin. Log Cabin is delivering 1,000 copies of the commercial to key Republicans around the nation - including every GOP member of the U.S. House and Senate, as well as every GOP governor and member of the Republican National Committee.
EDITORS'/REPORTERS' NOTE: The commercial can beviewed at http://www.logcabin.org.
Log Cabin Republicans is the nation's largest organization of Republicans who support fairness, freedom and equality for gay and lesbian Americans. Log Cabin has state and local chapters nationwide, a full-time Washington office, and a federal political action committee.
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