Press Room

October 29, 2004


HRC Responds to Vice Presidential Debate Comments on Same-Sex Couples

WASHINGTON - Human Rights Campaign President Cheryl Jacques made the following statement today regarding comments about same-sex couples made during the vice presidential debate.

"Tonight we saw the worst kind of flip flop. Vice President Cheney said he supported his daughter, but then said he supported President Bush's effort to discriminate against her. John Edwards affirmed his and Senator Kerry's support for protections for same-sex couples and chastised President Bush for using the Constitution to divide the American people."

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.