Press Room

November 23, 2004


HRC Statement on Topeka, Kan., Nondiscrimination Ordinance

'Red state or blue state, the American people strongly support fairness,' said HRC President Cheryl Jacques.

WASHINGTON- Human Rights Campaign President Cheryl Jacques released the following statement today regarding the Topeka, Kan., City Council decision to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation in city hiring:

"Red state or blue state, the American people strongly support fairness. The city of Topeka made a common-sense and simple statement that no one should be fired from their job simply because of who they are. Victories like these help educate the country as Americans become more familiar with gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people and our lives."

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.