Human Rights Campaign Condemns Sigal Chattah For Defending Anti-LGBTQ+ Slur

by HRC Staff

"She Acknowledged that Her Slur is Offensive, and Then Doubled Down on it"

Carson City, NEVADA — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) — the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization — condemned Sigal Chattah for defending her usage of an offensive term for transgender people. Last month, the Human Rights Campaign condemned Chattah for using the same anti-transgender slur and for calling for “a lot less” transgender people. Chattah is the Republican nominee for Nevada Attorney General.

The Human Rights Campaign PAC endorsed Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford for reelection earlier this year.

Human Rights Campaign Nevada State Director Karl Catarata released the following statement:

“This is just another iteration of Chattah’s continuous attacks against the LGTBQ+ community, and her incapability to lead a diverse state like Nevada. She acknowledged that her slur is offensive, and then doubled down on it. As we’ve mentioned before, she’s a radical candidate diverting attention away from the issues Nevadans actually care about. She is beyond unfit to serve as Attorney General not only because of her dangerous rhetoric, but because she has never prosecuted a single case. Attorney General Aaron Ford has been a consistent pro-equality champion, advocating for policies that work for all Nevadans - including LGBTQ+ people. In the strongest terms possible, we call upon Chattah to apologize to Nevada’s transgender community and we urge voters to reelect AG Aaron Ford on November 8th.”

A new report from the Human Rights Campaign and Bowling Green State University found that LGBTQ+ Americans are projected to become one of the fastest growing voting blocs in the country, growing at a scale, scope, and speed that will fundamentally reshape the American electoral landscape. In Nevada the proportion of the electorate identifying as LGTBQ+ will exceed one in five by 2040. According to a study by the UCLA School of Law, Nevada currently has the third highest percentage of LGBTQ+ people amongst the 50 states and Washington DC.

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