WASHINGTON -- Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, announced its opposition to Tom Price's appointment as Secretary of Health and Human Services. In a report and letter sent to Congress this morning, HRC cited his career-long record of opposing basic human rights for LGBTQ people.
Chad Griffin, President of the Human Rights Campaign, responded:
"Donald Trump has chosen a man to run the Department of Health and HumanServices who is on the wrong side of just about every public health concern for LGBTQ people. Today too many LGBTQ people are still turned away from care, denied the right to visit loved ones and treated unfairly by their providers. We deserve a Secretary who will work to end discrimination, not one who has a history of demeaning and marginalizing LGBTQ people. For all of those reasons, and many more, we strongly oppose his appointment..
For more, check out HRC’s report: Tom Price: A History of Anti-LGBTQ Actions, which includes details about his extensive history of anti-LGBTQ lawmaking, including:
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