- October 15, 2018
Post submitted by Ianthe Metzger, Former Press Secretary, State & Local
Today HRC announced its endorsement of George Scott for U.S. House of Representatives in Pennsylvania’s 10th Congressional District. In November, Scott will face Rep. Scott Perry, who has a long record of undermining progress for the LGBTQ community.
“Retired Army officer George Scott has spent his career in service to our country and to his faith. He will be a devoted champion to the Keystone State’s working class families and a staunch advocate in the fight to achieve full federal equality for all Pennsylvanians,” said HRC Campaign Director Geoff Wetrosky. “HRC is proud to endorse his bid to represent the people of Pennsylvania’s 10th district and we look forward to turning out pro-equality voters on November 6th.”
“Receiving the endorsement of the Humans Rights Campaign marks a proud day in my campaign’s effort to stand up for equality and justice,” said Scott. “As a U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, I stood against discrimination directed at LGBT recruits, service members, and veterans. As a Congressman, I would continue to fight to enact laws that eliminate discrimination entirely.”
A former Army officer and Lutheran Minister, George Scott believes in treating everyone with respect and dignity. He supports marriage equality and the Equality Act, important federal legislation that would finally guarantee explicit, comprehensive non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people under our nation’s civil rights laws. Scott’s opponent Rep. Scott Perry is no friend to the LGBTQ community. Perry is a cosponsor of the First Amendment Defense Act --proposed federal legislation that would legalize state-sanctioned discrimination. He has also received consecutive zeros on HRC's Congressional Scorecard, which measures members of Congress support for LGBTQ equality.
In Pennsylvania, HRC has identified more than 2.3 million voters as likely “Equality Voters,” meaning they are strong supporters of progressive LGBTQ policies including marriage equality, equitable family law, and laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. HRC has prioritized investments and organizing in Pennsylvania in the 2018 cycle, and has staff and resources on the ground in the state as part of the largest grassroots expansion in the organization’s 38-year history.
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