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Re-election of President Obama a Landmark Victory for LGBT People

November 7, 2012


Washington– Upon news President Obama was re-elected, HRC President Chad Griffin made the following statement:

“As millions of Americans celebrate President Obama’s reelection tonight, the LGBT community is particularly elated to send the most pro-equality president ever back to the White House for a second term.  There is no doubt that we will continue to see tremendous progress toward full equality like we’ve made during his first four years.

“While some pundits predicted the President’s support for marriage equality would hinder his campaign, we know the opposite is true.  President Obama’s historic and heartfelt declaration that all loving and committed couples should be able to marry further rallied millions of voters and sparked conversations that advanced marriage campaigns around the country.  His reelection after expressing support for marriage equality is further proof that the momentum is on the side of marriage for all families.

“With our Ally-in-Chief back in the White House, we look forward to working with him on a host of issues including addressing workplace non-discrimination and expanding federal benefits to same-sex couples.”

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.

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