Post submitted by Lucas Acosta (he/him), former Deputy Director of Communications, Politics
Congresswoman McBath has been a steadfast ally of the LGBTQ community and a leading voice on combating gun violence during her first term in Congress.
HRC announced the endorsement of U.S. Rep. Lucy McBath for reelection.
Rep. Lucy McBath has spoken out against the Trump-Pence administration’s discriminatory trans military ban and supports the Equality Act — crucial bipartisan legislation that would finally provide clear, comprehensive non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people nationwide. McBath’s commitment to gun reform is unmatched and aligns with HRC’s own goal to reduce gun violence. Over the next year, HRC will devote significant resources to turning out the 1.2 million Equality Voters across the state of Georgia to ensure pro-equality leaders like Rep. McBath remain in, or are elected to office. McBath also spoke at HRC’s Atlanta Dinner in 2019.
“Congresswoman McBath has been a steadfast ally of the LGBTQ community and a leading voice on combating gun violence during her first term in Congress,” said HRC President Alphonso David. “In 2018, voters sent a clear message by rejecting the politics of fear and division and sending bold pro-equality champions like Lucy McBath to Washington. Now, it’s time to make sure those leaders have the support they need to continue to work on behalf of all Americans, including the LGBTQ community. The Human Rights Campaign is proud to endorse Congresswoman McBath’s bid for reelection and we look forward to continuing to fight alongside her for full equality.”
“I am proud to earn the endorsement of the Human Rights Campaign,” said Rep. Lucy McBath. “I will always fight for what is right and work tirelessly to ensure that everyone is treated fairly. I stand in stark contrast to my extremist opponent, Karen Handel, who scoffed at the idea of supporting equality for all.”
In 2017, HRC released a video of Karen Handel openly admitting she did not believe LGBTQ families were as legitimate as other families. During her failed gubernatorial bid, Handel also advocated against allowing same-sex couples to adopt children. Handel’s anti-LGBTQ record and attacks on a woman’s right to choose are completely disqualifying.
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